Commonwealth Games village hit by illness

Hampden Park, venue for 2014 Commonwealth Games. Photo /Getty Images
Hampden Park, venue for 2014 Commonwealth Games. Photo /Getty Images

The Commonwealth Games athletes' village has been hit by an outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting just as competitors are arriving in Glasgow.

Games organisers say they are investigating 12 cases of the illness among the workforce at the village, but there are no reported cases of athletics or team officials being infected.

Organisers said in a statement that "village residents and workforce have been informed and issued with health information," adding that "the village is open and operating as normal."

The games, featuring former British Empire nations, run from July 23 through Aug. 3.

- AP

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