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02 March 2024

Australia says decision on pulling out of Commonwealth Games ‘up to administrators’

A decision on whether Australia withdraws from the New Delhi Commonwealth Games because of security worries will be made by the sporting bodies and not the government.

Acting Foreign Minister Simon Crean said Sunday the federal government has no concern about security at the games.

Security consultant Lloyd Bromfield, who has worked at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics, and who will work at the London Olympics in 2012, has expressed alarm at New Delhi’s lack of preparation.

The games are due to be held from October  3 to 14.


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