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Commonwealth Games 2018, Extreme Brexit: England joins Africa?

Commonwealth Games 2018, Extreme Brexit: England joins Africa?

The programme has England's population listed at just over two million and their first Commonwealth Games appearance in 1970.

22 year old Pat, who fights out of Birtley ABC, has already fought at a Commonwealth Games and the Olympics and is tipped for a medal, while his light welterweight brother Luke is also hoping for a place on the podium.

The 21st Commonwealth Games are officially under way after a spectacular opening ceremony on the Gold Coast.

Richard Papie, a vice-president of the national Olympic committee, had taken over his duties."The Mauritian government is looking into the matter and following the issue with the Australian authority with great seriousness", Hector said. England had also declined the offer of a complete re-print.

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"We found out about it maybe 10 days ago".

"We went and spoke to England and said "Congratulations, the Commonwealth's changing and it has since Brexit, and part of you is now part of Africa", he said. "Sometimes when you get so many people together, it can drop away or it can lift up and I felt that there was a real lift in the team", he said.

"They implored us not to do that", said Peters.

Ghana women's hockey captain Nafisatu Umaru "humbly" welcomed England as an African nation, prompting a laugh from reporters at the media briefing.

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The Commonwealth Games were hit by an indecent assault case today as police investigated a Mauritian athlete's complaint of "inappropriate touching" by a team official.

Games chief executive David Grevemberg said he had "grave concern" about the situation, which follows a number of abuse scandals in sport including the jail term of up to 175 years handed to United States gymnastics coach Larry Nassar in January.

The event's opening ceremony on the Gold Coast gets underway this morning, with almost 2 and a half billion people, almost a third of the world, represented.

The quadrennial Games feature mainly nations and territories from the former British empire.

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