More African Olympians Missing in London

Sandra Appiah August 15, 2012

More African Olympians Missing in LondonLast week, seven Cameroonian Olympians athletes were reported as missing in London. There were speculations that the athletes were seeking asylum in the UK. Five of them told the BBC that they wanted to stay in the UK to develop their careers.

Now, four members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Olympic team have gone missing as well.

Cedric Mandembo competed for the DRC in judo. He has not been seen since the closing ceremony on Sunday.

The four other missing Congolese officials are boxing coach Blaise Bekwa, athletics coach Guy Nikita and judo coach Ibula Masengo.

Congolese Sports Minister Baudoin said he did not know much about the disappearances. He said, “I don’t know. I left London this morning (Monday). Yesterday (Sunday) I was with officials before the closing ceremony. They gave me a report that everything was going well.”

Hopefully these Congolese Olympians are seeking the same goal as the Cameroonian athletes  and no foul play has occured.

Last Edited by: Updated: February 25, 2014


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