Five members of Cameroon team go missing at Commonwealth Games

Five members of Cameroon team go missing at Commonwealth Games

Indian team officials will appeal a decision to throw athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi out of the Commonwealth Games after they were found to have breached the Games" anti-doping "no-needles' policy.

Mr Dutton said most Games athletes were on visas that remained valid until mid-May, but he was concerned by two instances in which athletes missed their events at the Games "when that was the reason they were here". Two of the eight left without competing.

He said they were "taking the mickey".

Weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam, Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou and Petit Minkoumba, and boxers Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Simplice Fotsala, Arsene Fokou, Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang are the missing athletes.

"Most of them departed in the night when everyone was sleeping". Cameroon team manager Victor Agbor Nso told local media he had reported the matter to police on Wednesday.

SCOTTISH athletes are celebrating after securing the country's best-ever medal haul at an oversees Commonwealth Games.

Rwanda's chef de mission Eugene Nzabanterura said coach Jean Paul Nsengiyuma hadn't been seen since his athlete's event finished at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on Tuesday.

"Until it becomes a real issue in terms of visas and so forth we would obviously need to take that very seriously but right now it's a safety and welfare issue for those athletes from a Team Cameroon perspective".

Nigeria's flagbearer Blessing Okagbare leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018. They are expected to conclude on Sunday April 15.

This is not the first time groups of athletes have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games.

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During the London 2012 Olympics, 21 athletes and delegates either vanished or asked for asylum in the UK.

Previous year there were violent clashes as protestors took to the streets in Cameroon's Anglophone regions calling for symbolic independence from the country's French-speaking majority.

"I don't want to be blase".