According to the head of Cameroon’s Olympics delegation, David Ojong, “28 (delegation members) returned to Cameroon, 24 are still in the (Olympic) village and seven have defected,” the newspaper reported him telling the country’s sports minister on Sunday. On Tuesday the sports ministry declined to comment on the information.
The missing athletes are five boxers, one swimmer and one woman football (soccer) player, the Cameroon Tribune said.
Meanwhile a representative of the Cameroon Football Federation said the first athlete to disappear on July 2 was "a woman football player who was at the Olympic village but was not one of the 18 players chosen to take part in the Olympic Games."
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