The Cameroonian sports ministry has confirmed that seven of its athletes who were in the UK to compete at the 2012 Olympics have disappeared.
7th August, 2012
Five boxers, a swimmer and the women's reserve football goalkeeper are thought to have left the country's Olympic party in order to remain in Europe for economic reasons.
The head of Cameroon's Olympic team, David Ojong, said: 'What began as rumour has finally turned out to be true.
'Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village.'
Drusille Ngako, who was due to feature in the country's women's football campaign, disappeared prior to Cameroon's last pre-tournament match against New Zealand in Coventry.
Swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue absconded after he was knocked out of the heat stage of the 50m freestyle.
Boxers Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomo, who had all been knocked out of the Games, then disappeared on Sunday from the Olympic village.
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