Gold Coast 2018: Eight Cameroonian Athletes Disappear In Australia


"That includes Cameroon and any other athletes".

In a statement issued on Thursday, the ABF said the Australian government had been "working closely with the organising committee and worldwide stakeholders to ensure Commonwealth Games officials and athletes were aware of their visa responsibilities".

The five boxers and three weightlifters disappeared from their rooms in the athletes' village in separate waves on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has confirmed reports that athletes from Rwanda and Uganda have also gone missing along with two squash players from Sierra Leone. "If they are thinking of doing anything other, I would encourage them not to do it".

"She came forward strong, but I'm unsatisfied with the result", Robertson said.

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"Our aim is to help every Australian experience the excitement and passion of the Games across the many screens of Seven and through social channels". "There are mechanisms in place and they haven't breached their visas".

"(But) I think it's important to remember that these athletes are guests and within their visas they have the right to travel freely, but this is obviously an issue that Team Cameroon is monitoring very closely". If there is a breach then Peter Dutton and his department will deal with it.

Anyone in Australia on a valid visa is legally entitled to claim asylum, but if that is what the Cameroon athletes are planning to do is unknown.

In February Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton warned games visitors including athletes and officials, must abide by their visa conditions or else face outcome under Australian law.

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