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Remarkable: athletes take the legs during a big sporting event in the hope to seek asylum

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Again, it has a number of athletes, the legs are taken at the Commonwealth Games in australia’s Gold Coast. After Wednesday, all eight Cameroonian athletes went missing were, had the organization on Thursday the disappearance of five other athletes to report.

It is a squashduo from Sierra Leone, a Rwandan athlete and two Ugandan athletes. All they left the olympic village without their delegation to inform, and is for the moment to guess where they hang out.

“We are looking to the athletes. As long as their visa is valid, they are free to travel,” said chief executive David Grevemberg on behalf of the organisation of the Games.

That athletes (and officials) in the context of a sporting event to go into hiding, and then apply for asylum, is not new. During the Commonwealth Games 2006 in Melbourne was the Australian government’s 26 requests. Fourteen among them were from Sierra Leone, others from Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.

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