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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Our pre-event medical processes, although tedious, laborious, and sometimes costly, assures the safety of our athletes,” said Dr. Wang. “We truly care about our athletes and that’s why, even to the point that they themselves feel it is unnecessary, we require them to undergo these processes and checks.Fighters undergo tests, medical and physical examination to ensure they are fit to compete. Athletes also go through neurocognitive exams to make sure that there are no underlying neurological issues or post training concussions.CT scans are also done to check for possible facial or intracranial fracture and hematomas and ECG’s for potential life-threatening arrhythmias.“Even after all these exams prior to the event, on the night of the event itself I personally take a quick look at all the athletes in the warm up area,” said Dr. Wang. “Before their actual bouts, just moments prior to stepping into the cage, I walk to the pat down area and take a final look. We’re that thorough.”“Giving our athletes the peace of mind that they are competing on the safest platform in their sport allows them to truly bring out the best of their skills and abilities,” Dr. Wang added. “That is why ONE Championship is not only the safest martial arts organization in the world, but also the most exciting.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion As part of ONE’s focus to ensure its world-class athletes’ welfare, the MMA outfit has maintained a high level when it comes to safety. Through measures and precautions, athletes are assured of having the safest platform to showcase their talents.Renowned physician Dr. Warren Wang has helped maintain that safety standard since becoming ONE’s vice president of medical services in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Because we are dealing with athletes who compete in unarmed, hand-to-hand combat for a living, it is of utmost importance to make sure that they are more than a hundred percent fit and capable of the high-stress environment of the martial arts cage,” said Dr. Wang, who has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu since 1996.ONE Championship goes to great lengths to make sure its fighters receive the best medical care. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Tamed Eagles aim to fly high Photo from ONE ChampionshipPutting premium on the safety of its athletes, ONE Championship has been able to establish itself as one of the best MMA promotions in the world and the largest in Asia.There are always risks that come with martial arts as a full contact sport. Athletes are prone to injury and they also put their lives on the line every time they step on the cage.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_img“The MRI (scan) showed a grade one injury of his illiopsoas on his right leg,” his management said in a statement.“He will be resting over the next days once back in Spain and will start with anti-inflammatory physiotherapy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He will start his rehabilitation and pre-adaptation process to the tennis court in two weeks, starting progressively his training and practice.”The Nadal team said the Spanish star was expected to be fully recovered in three weeks and could resume playing in Acapulco late next month. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC It was the second time Nadal had been forced to pull out with injury in Melbourne after calling it quits in the third set of his 2010 quarter-final against Andy Murray with a knee problem. LATEST STORIES Spain’s Rafael Nadal receives treatment from a trainer during his quarterfinal against Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.The 16-time Grand Slam champion had a scan in a Melbourne hospital after he retired early in the fifth set of his match with Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “Three weeks is the normal time to totally recover and he will resume his tennis schedule as planned, playing Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami,” the statement said.The Spaniard was forced to withdraw when trailing Marin Cilic 0-2 in the fifth set and called on tour organisers to do more to halt injuries to top players.His comments followed the withdrawals of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori before the tournament started and Novak Djokovic struggling ahead of his exit on Monday.“Somebody who is running the tour should think a little bit about what’s going on. Too many people are getting injured,” Nadal said.“I don’t know if they think a little bit about the health of the players. I don’t know if we keep playing on these very hard surfaces what’s going to happen in the future with our lives.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WWE star Enzo Amore fired after rape allegation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers After title win, Eustaquio eyes unification clash with Moraes Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Alaska’s always been family first, I will never get in the way of somebody taking care of something important with their family,” said Saturday.“I’ve spoken to some of you about him missing some practices but our rule is if there’s something going on with your family, it’s an emergency, you don’t even need to call me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAbueva, who missed four straight practices with the club, was in game gear before the Aces took on the Elite but spoke lengthily with Compton before tip-off.Compton then allowed Abueva to leave to take care of the family issue. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re a family-first franchise, it’s one of the things that makes me proud to be part of Alaska,” said Compton as his team won 88-84. “We obviously missed Calvin but the other guys stepped up in his absence and we’re just praying for him.”RELATED VIDEO Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alaska Aces. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska head coach Alex Compton said the Aces are in full support of Calvin Abueva, who has been dealing with family problems, even if it means he could miss practices.The star forward left Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday even before Alaska’s game against Blackwater started, but Compton cleared that his departure wasn’t a disciplinary action.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAn MRI exam confirmed the extent of the injury and the need for surgery for the 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist.Paired with fellow big man Anthony Davis, Cousins had helped push the Pelicans toward their first playoff appearance since 2015 and what would have been the first post-season trip of his eight-season NBA career, six of those campaigns with Sacramento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCousins is averaging 25.2 points and 1.6 blocked shots a game as well as career highs of 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game.He ranked third in the league in rebounds and eighth in scoring. Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Also announcing a season-ending surgery on Saturday were the Memphis Grizzlies, who declared the campaign over for guard Mike Conley.Conley, who had been sidelined since November, will undergo surgery to smooth a small bone protrusion in his left heel that continues to cause pain. He is expected to recover in time for the 20-18-19 season.The 30-year-old son of 1992 Olympic triple jump champion Mike Conley Snr has played 11 NBA seasons, all for the Grizzlies.In 12 games this season, Conley averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds a game. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Jaja makes her final stand Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Smoothie King Center on December 13, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, set for a starting appearance in the NBA All-Star Game next month, will instead miss the remainder of the season, the club announced Saturday.Cousins will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon suffered when he was going for a rebound late in the Pelicans’ 115-113 victory over Houston on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more


first_img“At least, we were able to help the team. I’m so glad because after the two-game losing streak, we were able to bounce back. Although we didn’t had a good first half, we stayed together and found a way to get this win,” he said.Lee bared that he still feels a bit of pain on his ankle, but his eagerness to return to the court got the better of him which led to his solid showing against the Batang Pier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Maybe it was the adrenaline that kicked in. I was gone for three games so I feel hyped to play. Now, I’m feeling the sting, but I think I can manage this going to our next game,” he said.The 29-year-old guard is keeping his hopes up that he’ll be 100-percent come Magnolia’s game against Meralco on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro as he sees his team’s full-health as a promising sign for the team. Sacramento youngsters lead World past US in NBA Rising Stars game LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img View comments MOST READ “I wish that’s going to be the case. I hope that with me returning to the team, I could help the team go up,” he said. “We wish that this is the start of our ascent.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPaul Lee’s return to the lineup couldn’t have come at a better time as Magnolia snapped its two-game skid with a 96-81 victory over GlobalPort on Friday.Returning from an ankle injury which forced him to miss the Hotshots’ last three games, Lee was as lethal as ever, firing 13 points, three rebounds, and three assists in his 23 minutes of play.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa “We tend to relax when we are ahead,” said Acaylar, many time national men’s team coach. “Now we have the momentum, but I have been in this situation many times before and I know anything can happen.”Perpetual tangles with Arellano in a no-tomorrow Game 3 for the championship Thursday at FilOil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Altas hacked out a 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16 victory in Game 2 last Monday to level the championship series.That was after the Chiefs ruled the opener, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, Friday. Perpetual coach Sammy Acaylar managed to push the Altas to the cusp of their 11th NCAA men’s volleyball title.But that’s what scared the veteran mentor the most.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving View commentscenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Perpetual is also seeking the crown in juniors division when it takes on Letran in Game 2 of their own series.Setter Warren Catipay got Perpetual offense going as he made 40 excellent sets in Game 2 that opened the firing lines for rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel, Ridzuan Muhali and Ronniel Rosales.“We just have to stick to our game plan and we’ll be okay,” said Acaylar.ADVERTISEMENT Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:24DILG, Napolcom should consider Senate report on admin raps vs Albayalde01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fourth Mr. Basketball for Fajardo Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more


first_imgALL FOR NAUGHTMessi did his part, and then some.At 29 years old, Messi had another superb individual season worthy of the player widely considered to be the best in the world.The club’s all-time top scorer broke the 50-goal barrier for the fifth time in his career, scoring a league-high 37 goals to go with 16 in other competitions.Beyond the goals, he was the team’s best playmaker, showing his unequaled sense of knowing when to fall back into midfield to pass, and when he needed to take it straight at the defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES A coach who says he is tired of managing is not the ideal candidate to rally the troops. Luis Enrique even admitted he was burned out midway through the season.The former Barcelona midfielder will leave the club following three seasons that can only be judged as very successful despite his team’s dip in form during his last year.Under Luis Enrique, Barcelona has won the Champions League, the Club World Cup, two Spanish leagues and a pair of Copa del Rey titles.It will have a chance for a third Copa del Rey when it plays Alaves in the final on Saturday in Luis Enrique’s last match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Those extra options let Iniesta play only the important games, and start in just 13 of 38 matches.But the plan backfired when his substitutes failed to come even close to replicating his passing and playmaking skills.That meant Barcelona lost its signature dominance in midfield, leaving its defense exposed to too many counterattacks while Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar waited too long to get the ball.___MISSED OPPORTUNITYIf there is one date when Barcelona had the perfect chance to catch Madrid and take control of the title race it was April 8.Madrid stumbled at home against crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which earned a 1-1 draw on a late goal by Antoine Griezmann. That opened the door for Barcelona to move in front if it could win at Malaga hours later.Instead, Barcelona self-destructed, falling 2-0 after Neymar was sent off for two senseless yellow cards.___TIRED COACH Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo But the statistics didn’t mean much in the end because those great numbers and Messi’s continued excellence couldn’t compensate for costly losses to underdog sides and the subpar contribution of Barcelona’s role players.The Catalan club rallied from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 on Sunday at Camp Nou, but Madrid won 2-0 at Malaga to finish three points ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHere’s a look at Messi’s season and how his team let him down:___ Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Messi added another memorable match to his archive by upstaging Cristiano Ronaldo in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Madrid in April, when he scored a brilliant equalizer to make it 1-1 before snatching the victory with a stoppage-time goal to stun the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.___SLOW STARTBarcelona only won three of its first seven home matches, digging itself a hole that it could never recover from.But of its four losses this season, the one it will rue the most was a perplexing 2-1 defeat to promoted Alaves back in September at the Camp Nou.That stumble proved to be the only home loss of the season, and those three points ended up making the difference.___IRREPLACEABLE INIESTABarcelona coach Luis Enrique had the plan to not overwork Andres Iniesta, who was entering his 15th season at the age of 32.So last offseason, the club brought in reinforcements Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez to help Sergi Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha and Arda Turan give Iniesta time off.center_img Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ Cignal boosts bid with addition of Jose, Sara Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Real Madrid captains Sergio Ramos, top, and Marcelo, left, gestures to supporters next to the goddess Cibeles monument as they celebrate with teammates after winning the Spanish La Liga soccer tournament title at the Cibeles square in Madrid, early hours of the Monday, May 22, 2017. Real Madrid has won the Spanish soccer championship on 33 times. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)BARCELONA, Spain — For Barcelona, this season’s Spanish league title will go down as the one that got away.A league-high 116 goals scored, four fewer goals conceded than champion Real Madrid, and the competitions’ top two scorers in Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should have been enough to win the title for the third straight year.ADVERTISEMENT 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe snake was found in a room allotted to South African athletes.Just when things seemed to be getting on track, the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games has plunged into a new crisis on Sunday. A snake was found in a room allotted to South African athletes, who are yet to check in, High Commissioner Harris Mbulelo Mejeke told reporters.On a day when contingents from Malaysia and Botswana also complained about their allotments at the much-maligned Games Village, former athletics great Milkha Singh said they were fussing excessively as Indian athletes get by with sub-standard arrangements abroad.”I think we are getting dominated by our guests. I have also been to number of countries and there have been times when the arrangements were not very good but we never made such a fuss out of it,” Milkha told PTI.’Threat to lives of players’ “We can’t go and stay till things are fixed up. We have very grave concerns. If snakes are found we can’t ask our teams to stay there. Yesterday we found a snake but I don’t know whether it was an Indian snake. But it was there in one of our rooms,” Mejeke said before entering the Village.”That was a threat to the lives of our athletes. Very disappointing. Basically, the basement was full of water and the staircase was also damp,” he said.File photo of CGF CEO Mike Hooper talking on the phone at the Games Village in New Delhi. The authorities consistently failed to meet deadlines, he says. PTI PhotoOn being asked if he brought the matter to the notice of the organisers, he said, “We had someone with us. They have promised us, everything will be all right. I will go and check whether the promise has been kept,” he said.However, the South African envoy said their team will not withdraw from the controversy-marred event.advertisementMalaysia, Botswana complain about Games VillageAlthough there was no serious threat of any contingent pulling out, the Games Village, where clean-up operations have been going virtually round the clock, came in for fresh criticism with Malaysia and Botswana complaining about the poor state of the residential blocks.To compound the misery for the organisers, female Scottish tennis star Elena Baltacha, ranked 50th in the world, pulled out along with Australian cyclist Travis Meyer, table tennis player Stephanie Sang and Malaysian sprinter Siti Zubaidah Adabi citing health and security concerns.They are making a fuss: MilkhaMilkha Singh says if the visiting athletes don’t like the Games Village, they can stay in hotels.Legendary former athlete Milkha Singh today lashed out at the foreign athletes for fussing about the Commonwealth Games Village, saying that they can stay at hotels if they don’t like the accommodation.”I think India is giving in to the demands of our guests a little too much. The guests cannot dictate us. If they (foreign athletes) don’t like the arrangements they should go and stay in the hotels,” said the 81-year-old.Milkha, the only Indian who has won a gold in Commonwealth Games track and field event, however, said the controversy surrounding the Commonwealth Games have tarnished the image of India.”What should have been ready three years ago is still not complete. We waited till the last moment to finish everything, hence bringing disrepute to the nation,” fumed the ‘Flying Sikh’, a name given to him by Pakistan General Ayub Khan in 1962.”Wherever I go with my son (ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh), people speak so highly about India and talk about the progress the country has made over the past few years. But all this mess in the Commonwealth Games has dragged the country back. The nation has lost its respect,” the gold medallist in the then 440 yard race in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.England, Scotland check inThere was some good news as well with England’s delegation checking in at the Village to do the groundwork for their athletes’ arrival tomorrow. The first batch of athletes and officials from Scotland, around 80 in number, also arrived here.A group of around 20 support staff were the first occupants of the accommodation to ensure that conditions continue to be on track for 48 athletes from the sports of hockey (32), lawn bowls (12) and shooting (4) to move in on Monday.England Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said, “It’s exciting but also a relief to be able to occupy our accommodation. We are now getting back on track with the planned and phased arrival of athletes and we will begin to reach a peak of team numbers (more than 500) on October 5.”advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA rash of Delhi belly cases has laid low as many as 50 international swimmers, here to compete at the Commonwealth Games.The unusually large number of complaints has forced an immediate inquiry into the water quality at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex, an obvious suspect since almost all those reporting to the sickbay have been swimmers.Ravi Kumar smashes CWG record | Renu Bala win first lifting goldAmong those suffering the pesky viral infection are a dozen Australian swimmers. Two of them – Andrew Lauterstein and Hayden Stoeckel – had to pull out of their heats on Wednesday after severe cramps kept them bedbound.England’s Rebecca Adlington has been badly hit by the stomach bugSuch was the plight of former Olympic medallist Geoff Huegill that he rushed “straight to the bathroom” after getting off the team bus. From the English camp, champion swimmer Francesca Halsall tweeted her anguish and frustration.Deeply bothered, she said: “Tummy still not fab? very very hard to get out of bed. I hope the piece of bread I had for tea gets me through the heats.” Halsall wasn’t the only one in her team to report sick.Rebecca Adlington too was under the weather. On Wednesday, Halsall failed to qualify for the 100m butterfly final after she won the gold medal in the 50m event and blamed “Delhi belly” for her failed attempt.Complaining of a revolting stomach, Adlington, said she was eating light food and keeping away from chicken. “? I ate pasta.” England team spokesperson Dave Richards conveyed the extent of the outbreak in his camp: “Till last evening, 20 per cent of our swimmers had an upset stomach and a few of them are on course of recovery. We’ve asked the organisers for tests to be conducted on the water at the main pool and the warm- up area.advertisement”We have 541 athletes and officials in Delhi and over the 28 days since the first ones arrived, seven to 10 per cent have suffered a mild stomach bug, which has lasted 24 hours.” England has asked the organisers for an assurance on the water quality at the aquatics complex.English swimmers Ryan Napoleon and Rob Hurley, along with team coach Matt Brown, were the first to complain of grumbling tummies. Butterfly and freestyle swimmer Marieke Guehrer joined the queue but recovered sufficiently to compete.Concerned over the ailments Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief Michael Fennell has ordered an immediate investigation.He assured that the matter would be taken up on an urgent basis and the issue was of “paramount” concern. “Let’s not speculate. If there’s something unsafe, you can’t swim in that water. So we’ll have to deal with it with the greatest of urgency.” Even though the water at the S. P. Mukherjee complex looked suspect, competition manager Kamlesh Nanavati was dismissive of all such possibility.”I have the water testing certificates. These are in accordance with FINA (the world governing body for swimming). There is no problem at all. In any case, the water quality is checked every day without fail.”Those who weren’t quite willing to find a culprit in the pool suggested the problem could be because of “casual dining”. Or, there could be a problem with the food being served at the complex.In fact, Halsall seemed to suggest as much in her tweet: “I think it’s more to do with food and hygiene than the water at the pool.” Still, it was curious that most of those reporting the stomach bug were swimmers.Australian chef-de-mission Steve Moneghetti sounded worried: “There seems to be a larger number of swimmers. It seems quite isolated to the swim team at the moment.” He didn’t subscribe to the casual dining argument. “Why only swimmers then, why not others,” he asked.”The doctor doesn’t think it is food related because it’s more confined to one sport. All of us eat at the dining hall. We eat the same food and there are very few cases across the board,” he said.The Australian swimmers seemed to be in more than just a spot of bother. Spokesperson Lachlan Searle confirmed that two swimmers had pulled out with stomach bugs and the list includes 10 other.”Yes, our swimmers have taken ill but at the moment we don’t want to speculate about anything and let the results for the (water) tests come out,” he said.Team coach Leigh Nugent said both Lauterstein and Stoeckel had symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. Their absence from the competition would hit the team hard. “They are the two spearheads in our team, our No.advertisement1 butterfly swimmer (Lauterstein) and the No. 1 backstroker (Stoeckel), but that’s one of the reasons you come with a number of people – to have cover for such things.” South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh also claimed that as many as nine of his team members were facing similar problems.”We have nine members in the team who have reported Delhi belly symptoms but I wonder if we can blame the quality of water here,” van der Burgh said soon after qualifying for the men’s 50m breaststroke final on Thursday.last_img read more


first_imgTwo spectacled cobras were rescued from the Commonwealth Games Village on Friday night.Two cobras rescued from CWG Village near gate no 1 and 2 on Friday.Around 11.10 pm, NGO Wildlife SOS’s CWG Helpline received a call from the Games control room saying two snakes had been spotted near gates one and two of the Village.Both snakes were removed safely from under the police barriers near the gates.The police and Games officials had already cordoned off the area when the rescue team reached.last_img