Uganda confirms two athletes missing at Commonwealth Games in Australia

Posted April 14, 2018

At the conclusion of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 45 athletes and officials from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone overstayed their visas or applied for protection visas once the Games had finished. Some never even made it to their events after leaving their training camp in Warwick last month. Cameroon flew the remaining members of its team home yesterday, before the closing ceremony on Sunday.

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He said two other weightlifters, Aka Angeline Filji and Mikoumba Petit David, had earlier gone missing from the Games, but did not specify when.

On Monday night, another two were declared missing, and on Tuesday night three others left their room.

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While acknowledging it was unknown why the athletes had fled, Cr Dobie said it was perhaps not shocking.

"We encourage people to get a visa, come here and compete, stay a little while after, spend some money in this country, and then go home, and that is our position", Mr Beattie said on ABC Radio.

"While it's illegal to overstay a visitor permit, you can understand in one sense".

"I feel I can fit into distance running", she said.

"I also want to thank the sportscotland Team Behind the Team, who have helped ensure that Scotland's athletes are the best prepared they have ever been for an away Games". "Why did they take action on both athletes?"

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"It's a dishonorable act that does not fit with our values, we expect you to return after the Games", Uwacu told the Rwandan delegation ahead of their departure to the Games.

The matter has been reported to Australian police.

Nso said team officials had notified Australian police.

The minister said the people on the missing list were "taking the mickey", noting their Games visas were valid until only May 15.

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