Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

Welsh boxer Fred Evans, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, was denied accreditation for the Commonwealth Games, The Associated Press reports.

Officials would not provide the reason for the ban, but according to The Guardian, in April, Evans was "ordered to pay fines worth more than £1,000 ($1,700) after admitting his role in a nightclub assault in Birmingham."

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Evans did not travel with his team to Scotland.

From The Associated Press:

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper says "all of us are checked, and if we fail we would not be here. Reality is that for all major events, the process is the same. I don't have the details of this case, but that is the policy."

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