Publicado: Jue, Abril 12, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

#GC2018: Authorities disappointed as Cameroonian athletes disappear

#GC2018: Authorities disappointed as Cameroonian athletes disappear

He said the missing athletes were part of a team Whatsapp group, but only one of them got in touch because she had left behind her credit card and money. "Nobody knows the direction they have gone", Cameroon team spokesman Simon Lyonga told CNN affiliate Seven News.

"If they did come back, nothing will happen to them", he said.

Three weightlifters and two boxers have not been seen since Tuesday, while another three have since gone missing, including boxer Christelle Ndiang, who disappeared after losing her bout to Australian Skye Nicholson on Tuesday.

Officials with the team have said they are "disappointed" and admitted the eight athletes, comprised of five boxers and three weightlifters, are not likely to return.

All the action from day six of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. The missing weightlifters are Olivier Heracies Matam Matam, Petite David Minkoumba, and Arcangeline Sonkbou Fouodji.

Nso said team officials had notified Australian police.

"They just left in the night", Mr Molombe said.

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Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg on Wednesday said it was disappointing the athletes didn't show up when they were scheduled to compete.

Praught swept past Kenya's pre-race favourite Celliphine Chespol on the last bend to win in 9:22.61 to surprise the Kenyans who swept all three medals at the past two Games.

But he urged them not to try to do a runner or (Immigration Minister) Peter Dutton will "deal with it".

'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'.

Many Commonwealth Games athletes appear to have taken to the online dating app Tinder while staying on the glitter strip.

But this is not the first time athletes have disappeared during major sporting events, as 25 competitors went missing in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, while 26 disappeared during the 2002 Games in Manchester.

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