Seven Cameroon athletes vanish from Olympic Village

Cameroon athletes missing from Olympic Village
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The head of the Cameroon Olympic team confirms that seven athletes have gone missing from the Olympic Village.

Seven Cameroonian athletes have reportedly disappeared from the Olympic Village.

David Ojong, the head of the Cameroon delegation, has revealed that five boxers, a swimmer and a female football player have been missing since the weekend.

"What began as rumour has finally turned out to be true," Ojong wrote in a letter to the Cameroonian sports ministry.

"Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village."

Drusille Ngako, a reserve goalkeeper for the women's football team, is believed to be the first to have disappeared.

She is said to have vanished when the team travelled to Coventry for their warm-up match against New Zealand on July 31.

Swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue ws the next to leave, before boxers Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomo went missing after being eliminated.

The athletes have visas that permit them to stay in the UK until November.

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