Eight Cameroon athletes missing at Commonwealth Games in Australia

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Eight Cameroon athletes missing at Commonwealth Games in Australia

Prominent barrister Julian Burnside said the athletes' visas could in theory include terms that they have to be present at the Games Village every day.

Indian team officials gave an angry press conference here, in questioning the reasoning behind the Federation Court - the CGF's disciplinary body at the Games - to send them both home. We had a lot of commendation for sticking to the strategy of developing young swimmers and giving them opportunities to compete at the highest levels.

Last year, a member of the Rwandan para-taekwondo team, Eliezer Tuyishime, went missing from the 2017 para-taekwondo championship village in London, UK and did not return home after the competition.

This allegation according to reports was triggered after eight athletes allegedly disappeared from the camp of Team Cameroon. Seven of them were from Cameroon.

The athletes have not breached any visa rules yet, as their visas do not expire until May 15, but the matter has been reported to Australian police.

It is the second time the Indian group has been in rupture of the arrangement on the Gold Coast in the wake of boxing group specialist Amol Patil was issued a solidly composed censure a week ago after needles were found in a plastic jug.

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It's not the first time Australia has dealt with cases of missing worldwide athletes, mostly from African nations, suspected of fleeing in a bid to seek asylum.

India's Heena Sidhu, won gold in the women's 25 metre Pistol on Tuesday, wrote a post on her Instagram account to thank people involved in her victory at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia.

The accreditation to major multi-sports Games acts as a short-term visa to the host country, and more than 100 athletes overstayed after the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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

"I don't want to be too blase about it but there are mechanisms to deal with it and it will be dealt with in the right way by that department".

The athletes have not yet broken any law.

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