Bomb blast raises concern for athlete safety - NZOC
Sun, 18 Apr 2010 3:30p.m.
The New Zealand Olympic Committee has expressed concern for athletes heading to the Commonwealth Games, after a bomb blast at the Indian Premier League cricket competition in Bangalore.
At least 10 people were injured when two small bombs exploded outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium during the IPL tournament.
Black Caps vice captain Ross Taylor and cricket commentator Simon Doull were caught up in the panic, but both escaped unharmed.
In a statement released this afternoon, the NZOC says athlete safety remains the highest priority and the attack is being taken seriously.
The committee will be consulting with the Government’s Major Events Security Committee and take action accordingly.
NZOC will continue to monitor the situation ahead of the Commonwealth Games in six months time.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes a day after the US government issued a travel alert saying terrorist groups are planning to attack India.
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