Seven Olympic athletes from Camaroon, including the entire boxing team and half of the the swimming team have been reported missing from Olympic Village.
Authorities on Tuesday said they feared the athletes had fled to seek asylum in Europe. The missing include, Drusille Ngako, 25, a reserve goalkeeper for the women's soccer, Paul Ekane Edingue, 21, who is a swimmer and the boxing team comprised of 27 year-old Blaise Yepmou Mendouo, Thomas Essomba, 24, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, 28, Yhyacinthe Abdon Mewoli, 26 and Serge Ambomo, who is also 26.
The group who is suspected to have fled are not breaking any immigration rules which include Olympic athletes and their families could stay in the country until early November. They are not breaking any Olympic rules as athletes are allowed to leave the Olympic Games village if they wish.
"They have been reported as missing but they have visas to stay in this country until November, so right now they haven't done anything wrong," said Jackie Brock-Doyle, Locog's director of communications, to The Telegraph.
Cameroon's head of mission to London 2012, David Ojong, wrote in a letter to Camaroon's Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, "What began as rumour has finally turned out to be true," he wrote. "Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village."
Mr. Ojong said Ngako, was the first to disappear after she wasn't picked following pre-olympic training in Scotland. Lorema went missing after her teammates went to Conventry for their final pre-Olympics match before the games.
Edingue disappeared a few days later before he was due to compete in the 50 m freestyle. The entire boxing team disappeared from the village on Sunday morning.
The country now only has 2 athletes that are left in the competition.