New Zealand has joined Scotland and Canada in delaying their arrival in Delhi for the Commonwealth Games, as organisers struggle to provide suitable athlete accommodation in time for the multi-sport event.
Otago loose forward and star rugby 7s player Adam Thomson`s quest for a Commonwealth Games gold with the New Zealand team ended after he withdrew from the October 3-14 Delhi event due to a knee injury.
The delay in procuring new cycles could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Indian riders as their coaches feel training on old cycles has worked to their advantage ahead of next month`s Commonwealth Games here.
Controversies surrounding the upcoming Commonwealth Games notwithstanding, South Africa President Jacob Zuma expressed confidence that India would host the mega-event successfully in Delhi from October 3-14.
Olympic silver medallist
cyclist Ross Edgar and star swimmer Hannah Miley were on Wednesday
named in the 191-member strong Scotland squad, including 83
women athletes, for the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games in
Sports Minister M S Gill promised to take “prompt and appropriate” against corruption cases in the Commonwealth Games and said all deals related to the sporting extravangza should be be tabled in Parliament.