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Security will not be an issue during CWG: Gill

Countries participating in this year`s Commonwealth Games here should not worry about security, said Sports Minister M S Gill on Monday, assuring that India will deliver an incident-free event.



New Delhi: Countries participating in this
year`s Commonwealth Games here should not worry about
security, said Sports Minister M S Gill on Monday, assuring that
India will deliver an incident-free event.

"We have the Commonwealth Games in October and India is
hosting an event of such a magnitude after a long time.
Security at any crowded event like this is a matter of concern
worldwide. No one wants to take any chance," Gill said in his
address at the opening session of the seventh Asia/Oceanic
Region Intergovernmental meeting on anti-doping in sports
here.

"We are also looking into it closely. We are putting
together every security mechanism to make sure we have a
perfect Commonwealth Games to be remembered for generations to
come," he added.

The Games are scheduled October 3 to 14 in the Indian
capital.

Talking about doping, Gill said the menace is a world
disease and needs to be eradicated as quickly as possible.

"This subject (doping) is of great importance to us. We
put doping on top of our list. We have WADA accredited
laboratory NADA in the capital to create a clean and fair
sporting environment in the country," Gill said.

"We want to win medals at the international and national
events with honour and pride and not by cheating. I want to
reiterate Sports ministry is with the WADA, NADA and UNESCO in
their fight against doping," he added.

PTI

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