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Commonwealth Games 2010 pull-outs

Last updated on: September 24, 2010 10:05 IST

Delhi Games hit by a series of pull-outs

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The Delhi Commonwealth Games have been hit by a series of pullouts by high-profile athletes, taking much of the shine off next month's multi-sport gathering which is already besieged by a raft of other problems.

Following is a list of the biggest-name athletes who will miss the October 3-14 Games for reasons ranging from injury to security.


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Usain Bolt

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The Jamaican triple Olympic champion sprinter pulled out because the event is taking place too late in the year.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser

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Like Bolt, the Olympic 100 metres champion also had problems with the timing of the Delhi Games. She subsequently tested positive for a prohibited substance that earned her a provisional ban.

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David Rudisha

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The Kenyan 800 metres world record holder said he is tired and feels competing in Delhi would affects his performance in next year's world championships in South Korea.

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Samantha Stosur

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The Australian tennis player is skipping the Commonwealth Games because it coincides with tour events.

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Asbel Kiprop

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Kenya's Olympic 1,500 metres champion has suffered an Achilles injury, Kenyan officials said.

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Dani Samuels

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Australia's discus world champion has pulled out due to security and health concerns.

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Christine Ohuruogu

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The Olympic 400 metres gold medallist from England suffered cramps and said she does not want to aggravate the injury.

Image: Christine Ohuruogu

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Phillips Idowu

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England's world triple jump champion has security concerns.

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Chris Hoy

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The quadruple Olympic gold medallist cyclist pulled out because the Games clash with the European championships, which carry qualification points for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Stephanie Rice

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The Australian triple Olympic gold medallist swimmer is skipping the Commonwealth Games to undergo shoulder surgery.

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