Countdown to Commonwealth games

Countdown to Commonwealth games

Organizers have been serious about protecting the secrecy around the opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium, suspending the credentials of a television network for showing shots from the ceremony rehearsal on Monday night, breaking a confidentiality agreement.

In the United Kingdom, the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games can be seen on BBC One from 10:30am to 1:30pm GMT.

The Federation Court found that there was a breach of two Paragraphs of the No Needle Policy, as the Doctor left needles in the room while he went to the Polyclinic to obtain sharp bins for the disposal of the needles. The other two boxers L Borgohain (69kg) and Pinki Rani (51kg) will face tough challenges, which they have to overcome to clinch the elusive medal.

The Indian team manager, Gagan Narang, had earlier denied his team's involvement in the incident, stating the syringe bottle, was found by one of his team members. The men's team comprises Amit Kumar (49kg), Gaurav Solanki (52kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (56kg) Manish Kaushik (60kg), Manoj Kumar (69kg), Vikas Krishan (75kg) Naman Tanwar (91kg).

Kovchenko had claimed gold with Wu in the Diving Grand Prix event on the Gold Coast last November and finished fifth in the 10m synchro at the 2017 world titles.

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Brisbane-based Teju Williamson has been added to the team to replace Kovchenko, with the teen working frantically with Wu to try and form a combination before competition at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in the second week of the Games.

"To my teammates off to the Gold Coast for comm games thank you for the support and inspiration not only through this week but also over the years", she said. But the boxers were cleared of any doping violation the same day. Vikas will test the blood of victor between Granada and Australia on 8 April. The Indian contingent is eagerly waiting to make a mark in the games while the sports enthusiasts of the country are looking forward to cheer their favorite Indian stars. Rani will challenge her English counterpart on 11 April.

Central to the proceedings is the traditional Parade of Nations, where participating athletes, who have travelled from across the globe, walk behind the flags of their countries in a celebration of sporting unity.

Kenya topped in athletics medal standings but wound up 9th overall.

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