Shock as eight Cameroon athletes reported missing from Commonwealth Games

Five Cameroonian athletes have gone missing during Gold Coast 2018

Five Cameroonian athletes have gone missing during Gold Coast 2018

It's believed two athletes from Uganda, one from Rwanda and two squash athletes from Sierra Leone have also gone missing.

On Monday night, another two were declared missing, and finally, last night, three others left their room, likely never to return.

No. 1-ranked Australia has won the gold medal five consecutive times since field hockey was included at the Commonwealth Games in 1998.

The other missing athletes are boxers Christian Ndzie Tchoyi, Simplice Fotsala, Christelle Ndiang and Arsene Fokou and weightlifters Oliver Heracles Matam Matam, Petit David Minkoumba and Arcangeline Sonkbou Fouodji.

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg said it was disappointing that some of the athletes did not compete as scheduled.

Cameroon on Tuesday confirmed that eight athletes, six men and two women have vanished from the Games.

"The CGF shall advise Vikram Singh Sisodia, Namdev Shirgaonker and Ravinder Chaudhry that any further infractions by any member of the Indian team of the "no-needle" policy could result in the withdrawal of accreditation of the offending person", she said.

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They trashed India 6-0 to claim the accolade and with it, bring up England's 100th medal at the Games on the Gold Coast . On another way, Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist Sakshi Malik won her first contest in the 62 kg freestyle wrestling event.

Officials said the athletes left in "three waves".

Gold Coast, April 13: India hockey team lost 2-3 by a slender margin in the semi-final contest at the Commonwealth Games 2018 here on Friday. "Until it becomes a true issue and it is established they have outstayed their visas or formally applied for asylum, we will monitor the situation", he said. Seven of them were from Cameroon.

Peter Beattie, chairman of the local organizing committee, said it was not a surprise.

"Government is especially elated at our star athlete Caster Semenya's smashing win in which she broke the world record in the 1500m race and finished in a time of 4:00.71", the government said in a statement on Wednesday.

Games officials say the athletes have not yet officially breached their visas, which do not expire until May 15.

"Australian Border Force officers will find these people (and) they'll be held in immigration detention until they can be deported".

A statement said testimony from an Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) investigator was "credible", and cast doubt on comments from the two athletes.

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