Thursday, March 23, 2006


Seven more athletes vanish

`Seven Sierra Leonian Commonwealth Games athletes were reported missing to Victoria Police last night.

Their disappearance added to a growing list of absent-without-leave Games athletes, following the disappearance of a Tanzanian and a Bangladeshi athlete earlier this week.

Sierra Leone officials reported the absences of the four male and three female team members to the Department of Immigration before notifying the police. The Sierra Leone team has been under more scrutiny than most coming into the Melbourne Games, following the disappearance of 70 per cent of their team at the 2002 Games in Manchester, England.’

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