Athletes Pull out as British Teams' Endorsements Are Undermined
Robin Scott-Elliot; Simon Turnbull, The Independent (London, England)
* England's advance party fly to Delhi * Wales and Scotland will attend Games * But more high-profile names withdraw
WHILE OFFICIALS from the home countries expressed growing confidence that the Commonwealth Games will go ahead as scheduled and began dispatching their teams to Delhi, the athletes themselves appear far from convinced. Yesterday the cyclists Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh, two of the sports rising stars, added to the growing number of big names pulling out of the troubled event.
Thomas, who was due to ride for Wales, and the Isle of Mans Kennaugh both cited health fears as their reasons for withdrawal. They suggested that more would follow their …
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