Five Cameroon Athletes Have Bailed From The Commonwealth Games Village

  • Five Cameroon Athletes Have Bailed From The Commonwealth Games Village

Five Cameroon Athletes Have Bailed From The Commonwealth Games Village

"It is also very special because shooting is not going to be a part of the Commonwealth Games in 2022", said the 26-year-old.

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Queensland Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones confirmed the Australian Federal Police (AFP) were "monitoring the issue", although no formal missing person report has been made.

Five athletes from Cameroon are missing from the games village.

Indeed, this is not the first time that Australia has had such problems as more than 100 athletes overstayed their visas having gained entry to the country via their participation at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Cameroon has been hit by another worldwide scandal as eight athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have gone missing ahead of the finale on Sunday.

Members of the Cameroon team arrive during the opening ceremony.

"I always sit down with my coach before we go to any major meet", he told BBC Scotland.

"It was distracting and I think this other girl was very good".

"In terms of the athletes I'd just simply say enjoy Australia while you're here this includes Cameroon, or any other athletes, stay within the law and be mindful of the fact there is a system in place in this country", he said.

It's obviously disappointing that I think some of the athletes that have come didn't compete as they were scheduled to compete. Two Cameroonian weightlifters Francois Etoundi and Simplice Ribouem were granted refugee status, competing for Team Australia this year.

"This happens at every games, it's no surprise. if there is a breach (of visa) Peter Dutton and his team will deal with it", Beattie said.

A spokesman for the Australian Border Force said the federal government was working closely with the Games organising committee and global stakeholders to ensure officials and athletes were aware of their visa responsibilities.