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Cameroon Athletes go missing at Olympic Games

As many as 7 athletes from the African nation of Cameroon have gone missing at the Olympic Games.

As many as 7 athletes from the African nation of Cameroon have gone missing at the Olympic Games.

IT is believed they have absconded to other parts of Europe in search of greater economic opportunity. Five boxers, a simmer and a football player are all been believed to have absconded to other parts of the UK and possibly Europe.

The BBC reported, Drusille Ngako, was the first to go missing from the Olympic village. The reserve goalkeeper set the stage for 6 others to follow suite. She was followed by swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue a few days later. Sunday saw the disappearing act of the 5 boxers in question and the Olympic committee was unaware any of these disappearances had taken place.

Last year, two 16-year-old athletes, who were representatives of Cameroon, attended competition in the Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man and also fled during the competition.

Similar events have taken place throughout history. One such recent occurance happened in 2004 when the entire Sri Lankan handball team went missing in Germany during a friendly tournament. It was later revealed the team was never even authorized by the Sri Lankan sports ministry.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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