Five more athletes missing from Commonwealth Games village


As the search continues for Cameroon's five boxers and three weightlifters, Grevemberg insisted the welfare of the athletes came first.

Scotland's David McMath has won Commonwealth Games gold in the men's double trap shooting final.

This comes days after eight Cameroonian athletes went missing at the games, raising concern from the organizers.

"We have also laid a formal complaint to the Australian police".

As well as the athletes' suspensions, "strong reprimands" were issued to Indian officials including the team's chef de mission with a warning that any further breaches could result in suspension of accreditation.

"We have a service to people who have legitimate visas to be in this country", he added.

"If they don't want to be held in detention or locked up at the local watch house, they'd better jump on a plane before the 15th and comply with their visas conditions". "I think it's disappointing that athletes that have come didn't compete as they were scheduled to compete", he told Reuters.

"I won gold in the air rifle competition (Melbourne 2006 individual and pairs), but this is my fourth Commonwealth Games gold, so it's very nice", said Sawant.

The Australian government has warned athletes against overstaying their visas.

"Right now we are anxious about safety and welfare of the athletes and we are taking this very seriously and monitoring the situation with team Cameroon".

After the 2000 Sydney Olympics, more than 100 athletes overstayed, while during the London 2012 Olympics, seven athletes left the village.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton took the extraordinary step of warning athletes against trying to overstay their visas. In some cases athletes applied for asylum. She was also a talented athlete and starred for Chichester Runners.

"The Department does not comment on individual cases".

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