Games in Chaos as Athletes Refuse to Go to India
Byline: David Williams Chief Reporter
THREE of England's biggest athletics stars pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in India last night as the chaotic [pounds sterling]1.5billion event edged closer to being cancelled.
Olympic 400m gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu, world champion triple jumper Phillips Idowu and Commonwealth 1500m champion Lisa Dobriskey said they would not go to Delhi.
Their decision came after a disastrous day in India which saw a footbridge near the main stadium collapse during construction and teams describe accommodation in the athletes' village as unfit for human habitation.
The build up to the October 3 opening ceremony …
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