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Four-year doping ban for India's Commonwealth weightlifting champ

Four-year doping ban for India's Commonwealth weightlifting champ

India's Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal winner Ravi Kumar Katulu has been banned for four years after failing a drug test, a top anti-doping official told AFP on Tuesday.

'Disappointed' CGF hopes to talk India out of Birmingham boycott

'Disappointed' CGF hopes to talk India out of Birmingham boycott

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet Indian officials to try and talk them out of their plans to boycott the 2022 Birmingham Games over shooting's absence in the programme, the governing body has said.

India threatens Commonwealth Games boycott if shooting scrapped

India threatens Commonwealth Games boycott if shooting scrapped

The Commonwealth Games Federation Sunday pledged to hold talks with India after its Olympic body threatened a boycott of the 2022 event in Birmingham over the exclusion of shooting.

India to challenge star weightlifter's doping suspension

India to challenge star weightlifter's doping suspension

The International Weightlifting Federation said the 24-year-old Chanu had tested positive for the anabolic steroid testosterone.

Australia searching for 50 missing athletes, officials

Australia searching for 50 missing athletes, officials

Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Canberra an operation had been organised to find the 50 people and "take them into immigration detention and eventually to deport them".

13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games

13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games

Five more African athletes may have vanished from the Commonwealth Games, organisers said Thursday, after eight competitors from Cameroon were suspected of fleeing a day earlier.

Commonwealth Games open in Australian city

Commonwealth Games open in Australian city

The 21st Commonwealth Games have begun in the Australian city of Gold Coast in front of 35,000 spectators at the Carrara Stadium.

Prince Charles kicks off his 16th tour of Australia

Prince Charles kicks off his 16th tour of Australia

Britain's Prince Charles officially kicked off his 16th tour of Australia alongside wife Camilla on Wednesday as his father Philip was admitted to hospital in London for planned hip surgery.

New Indian boss mulls bid for 2032 Olympics

New Indian boss mulls bid for 2032 Olympics

Narinder Batra, who is also the International Hockey Federation president, said after winning the Indian Olympic Association vote that an approach would be made to the Indian government for financial backing.

India gives free tickets to avert World Cup 'embarrassment'

India gives free tickets to avert World Cup 'embarrassment'

Thousands of children filled the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium to boost India's first major sporting event since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was marked by vast open spaces in stadiums.

Durban stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, South Africa, the BBC and other British media reported on Monday.

European stocks fall on slow progress in Greek debt talks

European stocks fall on slow progress in Greek debt talks

European stocks tumbled yesterday as the Eurogroup chief reported slow progress in debt talks between Athens and its creditors aimed at preventing Greece from defaulting.