More African athletes disappear from Commonwealth Games Village

By Daily Sports on April 13, 2018

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Five more African athletes have been reported missing from the Commonwealth Games athletes village, bringing the total number of missing athletes to 13, officials said.

The head of Commonwealth Games Federation’s confirmed that five athletes from Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Rwanda have left the athletes village.

In a news conference, David Gruvemberg, the federation’s chief executive officer, said they have launched an investigation into the reports.

“We’re obviously looking at that very carefully,” Gruvemberg said, adding that the athletes’ visas would expire on May 15.

“I think we have a service to people who have legitimate visas to be in this country,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Cameroon Commonwealth Team announced that their eight athletes had gone missing.

“The Cameroon Commonwealth Team is sad to announce that 8 of the 24 athletes they took to the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are missing from their respective rooms in the Games village,” Team Cameroon’s Chef de Mission, Victor Agbor Nso, said in a statement.

“These athletes, three weight lifters and five boxers, were part of a team that had a training camp in Warwick before getting to Gold Coast. But out here, only six of them effectively took part in their respective competitions, while two left without competing,” he said.

Seven Cameroonian athletes also went missing during the 2012 London Olympic Games. African athletes often flee the games villages in developed countries for economic or political reasons. (Anadolu Agency)

•Photo shows Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 13, 2018


 

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