Runaway Commonwealth Games athletes to face deportation from Australia: home affairs minister

Kenyan flyweight boxing Champ Ongare settles for bronze in Gold Coast Commonwealth games

Runaway Commonwealth Games athletes to face deportation from Australia: home affairs minister

Before the Games opened on 4 April, Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned that athletes would be closely monitored to ensure they did not overstay their visas and that they returned home after competition ended.

The missing athletes are weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam, Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou and Petit Minkoumba, and boxers Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Simplice Fotsala, Arsene Fokou, Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang.

Peter Dutton said that if the athletes did not leave the country by May 15, he would track them down and "lock them in a local watch house" until they could be deported.

Flamboyant Australian Aaron Wilson did his best Cristiano Ronaldo impression by tearing his shirt off after winning Commonwealth Games gold - in the genteel sport of lawn bowls.

"It's Australia's medal - this is for Australia", Wilson said.

Gareth Bale could only leave Real Madrid for a 'giant club' - Coleman
Inter will reportedly pounce for Gareth Bale if Real Madrid decide to part with the Welshman this summer. He liked the life in Madrid, loved the club.

Mahindra launches luxury electric vehicle brand Automobili Pininfarina
The first model will be launched in 2020 and it will be an electric hypercar that builds on Mahindra's experience in Formula E . Because in 2020, Pininfarina will celebrate its 90th anniversary; what better way than with a 250mph, fully electric present?

Mama Winnie's family to speak today
She had a message of strength to Zindzi and Zenani Mandela at that stage seated next to President Cyril Ramaphosa. She had traveled to that small, historic city to join in honoring the struggle against apartheid in America.

Authorities have held talks with local African community leaders, who say they have not had any contact from the missing athletes.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has confirmed reports that athletes from Rwanda and Uganda have also gone missing along with two squash players from Sierra Leone.

"It happens at every Games and it's not a surprise".

"Right now we are anxious about the safety and welfare of the athletes and we are taking this very seriously and monitoring the situation with team Cameroon". "There are mechanisms in place and they haven't breached their visas".

In February Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton warned games visitors including athletes and officials, must abide by their visa conditions or else face outcome under Australian law.

Latest News