Indian athletes out of Comm Games for needle possession

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Organisers on the Gold Coast say the other missing athletes are from Uganda, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Ghana.

We're obviously looking at it very carefully.

Indian officials were reprimanded and warned they could be stripped of their accreditation if any further breaches occur, before they filed an appeal against the expulsion.

The developments came a day after Cameroon revealed eight of its 42-strong Games team are missing, including two boxers who failed to appear for their bouts.

India team official Davinder Chaudry held a news conference yesterday and said the delegation planned to appeal the sanctions. Now, more than four decades later, they have victory number two.

"They aren't going to game the system", he told local radio.

Cr Dobie said there was no indication they were unhappy and "they were great ambassadors for their country, there was no indication at any time that there was an issue with individuals".

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"The Cameroon Commonwealth Games Team is sad to announce that eight of the 24 athletes they took to..."

It was a big disappointment for India who went down fighting 2-1 in the bronze medal match against England on the 10th day of Commonwealth Games 2018.

The operations manager provided "credible" evidence to the Federation Court after discovering the needle in bedroom two of apartment seven at the Athletes Village, assigned to the Indian team.

Queensland Police said it was a "matter for the Cameroon Commonwealth Games Association to address" until such point that the athletes overstayed their visas.

"Frankly, the bottom line is it happens regularly within Australia, there is a mechanism in place to deal with it and I don't get too excited by this", he told reporters Wednesday.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton took the extraordinary step of warning athletes against trying to overstay their visas. They are here on a temporary activity visa and are free to travel around the country until it expires in early May.

"The Department does not comment on individual cases".

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