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7 Cameroon athletes missing from Olympic village

Published August 7, 2012 10:49 am

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LONDON (AP) — Cameroon's Olympic chief says seven of the country's Olympic competitors are missing from the London's athletes' village, prompting concern they may attempt to seek asylum in Britain.

David Ojong, head of mission for Team Cameroon, said Tuesday that the seven all currently hold visas which would allow them to remain in Britain until at least November.

He said that five boxers, a swimmer and a football player had disappeared from the village, at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

Britain's Home Office, responsible for immigration, said it could not comment on whether any of the seven had applied for asylum.

Scotland Yard said it was not aware of anyone so far reporting the seven athletes as missing.