Eight members of Team Cameroon at the Commonwealth Games team has gone missing as officials fear the athletes won’t be coming back.
It comes as what’s left of the Cameroon team flew home to prevent any more escapes.
Despite initial reports suggesting five athletes had disappeared, the Cameroon Commonwealth Team has confirmed to news.com.au that eight out of the 24 athletes that travelled to the Gold Coast are now missing after the “athletes left in three waves”.
“The Cameroon Commonwealth Team is sad to announce that 8 of the 24 athletes they took to the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are missing from their respective rooms in the Games village,” a statement from Team Cameroon’s Chef de Mission, Victor Agbor Nso, to news.com.au read.
Officials said the athletes left in “three waves”.
The first round of missing athletes were discovered on Sunday when three of the team “departed the village”. On Monday night, another two were declared missing, and finally, last night, three others left their room, likely never to return.
Games officials are stumped over the whereabouts of the Cameroonian athletes, five of whom are boxers and three of whom are weightlifters.
The matter has prompted Australia’s Border Force to monitor the situation.
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