7 Seven Cameroon Olympic Athletes Disappear
Seven athletes from the Cameroon Olympic team have allegedly “disappeared,” officials say. The athletes are five boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player are suspected of having absconded so as to be able to “stay in Europe for economic reasons,” Reuters news agency reports.
“What began as rumor has finally turned out to be true. Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village,” Team Cameroon mission head David Ojong said in a message sent to the Cameroonian sports ministry.
According to the BBC, Drusille Ngako, a reserve goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, was the first to abscond. A few days later, swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue had similarly vanished.
Then on Sunday, five Cameroonian boxers who had been eliminated from the games allegedly disappeared from the Olympic village.