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Triple Jumper Phillips Idowu Could Make CWG U-turn

Phillips Idowu may yet compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games despite announcing his withdrawal from the event on Tuesday.

Idowu, who is the defending triple jump champion, confirmed his absence following news of a fallen bridge in Delhi. Organisers of the Games have been working around the clock to fight endless setbacks in the build-up to its October 3 commencement, with reports of unfit conditions in the Athletes’ Village compounded by a collapsed ceiling in the weightlifting arena.

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Commonwealth Games England announced that the first part of their team would fly to Delhi on Thursday, easing fears of mass withdrawals from the event after it was described as being ‘on a knife-edge’. The first half of England’s team will largely include the men’s hockey and bowls contingent…..Read More At ESPN

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