Malaysian cyclist's Gaza protest at Glasgow Games

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Malaysian cyclist's Gaza protest at Glasgow Games
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 24: Mohd Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia and Philip Hindes of England compete during the Men's Sprint First Round at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Malaysia's Mohd Azizulhasni Awang celebrates winning against England's Philip Hindes during the men's sprint first round in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 24, 2014. Matthew won the race. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Malaysia's Mohd Azizulhasni Awang celebrates winning against England's Philip Hindes during the men's sprint first round in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 24, 2014. Matthew won the race. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Malaysia's Mohd Azizulhasni Awang competes in the men's sprint qualifying race in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Malaysia's Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (R) and England's Philip Hindes compete during the men's sprint first round in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 24, 2014. Awang won the race. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 24: Mohd Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia and Philip Hindes of England compete during the Men's Sprint First Round at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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GLAGOW, Scotland (AP) - A Malaysian cyclist has risked disciplinary action by staging a Gaza protest on the track at the Commonwealth Games velodrome in Glasgow.

Azizulhasni Awang raced on Thursday in the men's sprint wearing gloves with "Save" over one knuckle and "Gaza" over the other. Awang's fists featuring the message were held to cameras after the race, which took him through to the quarterfinals on Friday.

But the Commonwealth Games Federation, which seeks to avoid its competitions being used as political platforms, told The Associated Press it will "contact the Malaysian chef de mission to discuss the incident and take any action."

That action could range from a reprimand to Awang losing his accreditation.

Palestinian health officials say at least 750 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed since the conflict with Israel began on July 8. Israel is trying to halt rocket fire from Gaza and destroy cross-border tunnels.

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