5 Aug 2022

Northern Irish sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games for being ‘security risk

Sports reporter

The Commonwealth Games have brought plenty of medals for athletes from the home nations so far.

But not for Northern Ireland sprinter Leon Reid. He was banned from competing at this summer’s games in Birmingham after being told he was a “security risk”.

He was convicted earlier this year for allowing his flat to be used to produce cocaine.

He says he was unaware of what his property was being used for, but has been told there’s no chance of appealing against the ban.