'Aus CWG athletes not among dope tainted'

Nine Australian athletes have tested positive for banned stimulant methylhexaneamine and there was speculation that some of them could be from the CWG squad. The authorities have not revealed the identity of the athletes.

“We have had no positives as far as our team in Delhi is concerned,” Crosswhite was quoted as saying by Herald Sun. Three athletes had tested positive for methylhexaneamine in the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games. Nigeria’s 110M hurdler Samuel Okon and compatriot Damola Osayemi tested positive for the banned stimulant and the latter was stripped of gold in the women’s 100M. India’s 20km race walker Rani Yadav had also tested positive for methylhexaneamine.

Meanwhile, the newspaper claimed that four rugby league players were among the nine athletes who had tested positive for the banned stimulant.

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