Fiji cleared to compete at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Fiji’s five-year suspension from the commonwealth has been lifted, clearing the way for the country to compete at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Fiji was banned from the association in 2009 after its government failed to meet a deadline to hold democratic elections.

Commonwealth Games Federation president Tunku Imran says ”I am delighted to welcome Fiji back into the Commonwealth Games family, and very pleased that they will be able to participate in Glasgow.”

The Commonwealth Games will be held July 23-Aug. 3.