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