The six dope tainted wrestlers who last week had caused a major embarrassment to the country less than a month ahead of the Commonwealth Games also failed their 'B' sample tests conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency.
Australian swimmers have been given permission to abandon the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi if they are worried about their safety, a report said.
Students from eight schools in Ghaziabad, participating in the opening ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, were served stale food during a practice session in the national capital.
Indian Olympic Association vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra today said the Sports Ministry should immediately initiate a high-level inquiry to find out the culprits who are responsible for sports persons failing dope tests.
The adverse publicity of the Commonwealth Games has badly affected the Ayurvedic and Medical Tourism industry, which was expected to be the largest beneficiary of the event, said the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Saina Nehwal will hog the limelight in her quest for a gold that Indian women shuttlers have never won as home conditions and current form of players combine to make badminton one of the brightest medal prospects for the country in the Commonwealth Games this year.
Against the backdrop of a series of positive dope tests, Sports Minister M S Gill today said the national federations should introduce educational programmes to make the sports persons aware of the doping menace.
Coca-Cola India, the official beverage partner of the Commonwealth Games, today launched its new Visual Identity System (VIS) and logo for the October 3-14 Delhi extravaganza.
The Sports Ministry on Tuesday doubled the cash awards for gold medal winners to Rs 20 lakhs for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to encourage sportspersons to come up with an improved performance in the upcoming mega-events.
Ranked near the bottom among rugby's seven playing nations, the Indian team are rank outsiders at a top class field in the Commonwealth Games here but the home squad is gearing up to prove that they can compete at the highest level.
Amid concerns over the dengue outbreak in the capital ahead of Commonwealth Games, civic authorities have sought the help of army engineering personnel to prevent mosquito breeding near the athletes' village.
The 'B' samples of four athletes, including two Commonwealth Games-bound swimmers and a shot putter, today returned positive for banned substance piling on the embarrassment to the country less than a month ahead of the Games here.
Australia's defence officials have sought assurances from the Indian Army about the security of of Australian athletes during the Delhi Commonwealth Games next month.
The dengue outbreak in Delhi notwithstanding, Australia's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese has said that his country would be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Commonwealth Games next month.