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India intensify Commonwealth Games boycott threat over shooting exclusion

  • Birmingham 2022 will not have shooting at Games
  • India have traditionally done well in the discipline

India’s threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over shooting’s absence in the programme has intensified after the country’s Olympic association sought approval from the sports ministry for such a move.

Reports have cited a lack of suitable facilities as the reason behind Birmingham’s decision to axe shooting which has featured at every Games since 1966, with the exception of Edinburgh in 1970.

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