A total of seven Cameroonian Olympic athletes are suddenly missing from the Olympic village in London.
Reports state that the seven Cameroonians, five boxers, one swimmer, and a soccer player were scheduled to fly back to Cameroon on Sunday, but have unexpectedly disappeared from everyone’s sights.
Many have pinpointed the athletes’ sudden disappearance as an act to seek asylum in Britain. However, according to the Press Association, it was said that the athletes currently have passports that would allow the seven individuals to be able to stay in London until November.
In all honesty, it’s actually a bit surprising that we don’t hear situations, such as this happening more often.
Face it; many of these athletes come from a difficult living environment with hardly any money. These Olympians also have very little support when it comes to their careers. Many of these athletes wish for the same thing; to be able to live life the right way, in addition to being recognized for their God-given talents.
It appears that Cameroonian athletes are no strangers when it comes to disappearing during sporting events. In Australia, a few Cameroonian players had escaped the Commonwealth Games back in 2006. Some even ran away from various soccer competitions, and now again during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Yes, it’s a bad decision, but can you actually blame them?
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