Seven Cameroon Athletes Disappear at London Olympics
By Editor - Tue Aug 07, 4:32 pm
Seven Cameroon athletes have disappeared while in Britain for the London Olympics.
According to Yahoo news website, the seven – five boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player – are suspected of having left to stay in Europe for economic reasons.
A reserve goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, Drusille Ngako, was the first to disappear.
She was not one of the 18 finally retained after pre-Olympic training in Scotland.
While her team-mates left for Coventry for their last preparatory encounter against New Zealand, she vanished.
A few days later, swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue and his personal belongings were also not found in his room.
International Olympic Committee officials have said they had heard nothing about the missing athletes.
It is not the first time Cameroonian athletes have disappeared during international sports competitions.
At past Francophonie and Commonwealth games as well as junior soccer competitions, several Cameroonians have quit their delegation without official consent.