Tricolour hoisted at Games village

The Indian athletes seemed unruffled by the syringe controversy that has cast a shadow on their Commonwealth Games build-up as they enthusiastically took part in the flag-hoisting ceremony at the athletes village, here on Monday.

The mood was cheerful and the entire boxing contingent, which is at the center of the syringe controversy, took part in the ceremony this evening.

Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom was seen shaking a leg while the javelin star Neeraj Chopra merrily posed for pictures at the event.

"We are focussed on the training, nothing more. We don't know anything else," said a boxing coach.

At the ceremony, India's chef-de-mission Vikarm Sisodia avoided speaking on the matter.

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