7 Cameroon Athletes Flee Olympics

    Thomas Essomba of Cameroon departs the ring following victory in his Light Flyweight (49kg) boxing match against Abdelali Daraa of Morocco during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena on  July 31, 2012 in London. Essomba was awarded a 13-10 points decision.     AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Seven athletes from Cameroon have disappeared while in Great Britain for the Olympic Games. The Cameroon Ministry of Sports and Physical Education Five boxers announced on Monday that five boxers, a swimmer, and a soccer player have gone missing. Drusille Ngako, a reserve goaltender for the women’s soccer team, was the first to vanish. Swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue left a few days later. The five boxers left after being eliminated from the Olympic Games. Officials believe the athletes fled so that they could stay in Europe and improve their economic situations. A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee said the organization was unaware that athletes were missing.

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