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Seven Cameroon athletes disappear from Olympic village


August 8, 2012 - London, United Kingdom

Seven Olympic athletes from Cameroon have disappeared from their official residence in London. News sources say that the disappearing attempt is to seek asylum in Britain.

According to sources, Team Cameroon chief David Ojong told his government that five boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player has left the athletes village in Stratford over the weekend and have not returned. All the seven athletes who disappeared hold visas permitting to stay in Britain legally till November.

The first of the seven athletes to disappear was a female football goalie Drusille Ngako Tchimi. She is followed by swimmer Paul Edingue Ekane. The other athletes are boxers Thoams Essomba, Christian Donfact Adjoufact, Yhyacinthe Mewoli Abdon, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomo.

The British immigration officials have refused to comment on whether any of the seven athletes have filed for asylum. It is not the first time that athletes from Cameron have disappeared. Six years ago at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, some of the athletes took advantage to leave their country.

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