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Samuel Okon disqualified from Commonwealth Games

In accordance with the CGF Anti-Doping Standard (ADS) for the XIX Commonwealth Games, the CGF's Federation Court conducted a Provisional Hearing this afternoon to consider an adverse analytical finding submitted by Nigerian athlete Samuel Okon following his participation in the men's 110 metres hurdles on October 8, 2010.

The athlete tested positive for the prohibited substance Methylhexaneamine, listed as a prohibited stimulant under category S6 of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods.


Val Smith to meet Kelsey Cottrell in Lawn Bowls semi-finals

World champion singles bowler Val Smith kept New Zealand's bowls medal hopes alive today.

Smith, who began her Commonwealth Games campaign poorly, has rebounded well and today beat Claire Johnston of Scotland 9-7, 6-5 to remain in contention. She will now face Australian Kelsey Cottrell in the semi-finals.


New Zealand's Linda Villumsen takes Silver in time trial

New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen was pipped for the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games women's road time trial today.

Denmark-born Villumsen, who gained New Zealand citizenship in December, was just five seconds slower than Canadian Tara Whitten. Whitten clocked 38min 59.30s over the 29km course. Villumsen's time was 39min 04.15sec.


India edge closer to Badminton Golds at Commonwealth Games

The Indian Badminton team has reached Judgement Day. With the medal matches for the sport starting today, India is assured of a medal in the men singles, women singles and women doubles. Earlier in the tournament, the Indian mixed team came very close to winning gold, but was defeated by Malaysia 3-1.

The men's singles match for the bronze medal today, will witness both the Indian representatives Chetan Anand and Kashyap Parupalli battle it out for the medal. Tomorrow, in the women's double finals, the Indian duo of Jwala Gutta and Ahwini Ponappa will face a tough challenge in the Singapore team of Shanto Mulia and Yao Lei.


Selby, Cottrell through to Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Semi-finals

Australia's Leif Selby has powered his way through to the semi-finals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and is now just two wins away from clinching a maiden gold medal.

During this morning's cut-throat encounter with New Zealand's Ali Forsyth, Selby, who has made a habit of starting slowly on the sub-continent, again misfired before rising to the occasion to register a 2-11, 13-1, 4-3 victory.

The world number two will now go on to meet Northern Ireland's Gary Kelly for a berth in the gold medal match, while Wales' Robert Weale, a silver medallist in Melbourne four years ago, will face England's Sam Tolchard in the opposite semi-final after defeating Scotland's Paul Foster .


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