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Pools clean, illness due to outside food

india Updated: Oct 08, 2010 23:12 IST
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Dismissing allegations levied by Australian and British swimmers about fears of contaminated pool water, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Chief Mike Fennell confirmed that the tests results showed that the water quality was in keeping with the standards required.

Fennell said, "Three pools were tested — including the main pool and warm-up pool at the aquatics venue — and the tests results of all those pools is that the water is in keeping with the standards that are required. There are no problems with the water in those pools."

He said the CGF doctor had spoken to several team doctors and "they all agreed that the problems they are having with some of the athletes and officials in the Village is not from the water, but could be caused by a number of other things."

"We have maintained this from the beginning that most guests falling ill were due to outside food or other factors but not water," said a doctor at GB Pant hospital.

"The two gastroenteritis cases we got were those of technicians who had burgers at a popular joint in the city. Both were not water related," said the doctor.

Even the few cases of gastroenteritis, which RML hospital received, were not water –related.