Four Congo athletes disappear after Games

Last updated 06:58 14/08/2012
Cedric Mandembo
Reuters
MISSING: Congo judoka Cedric Mandembo has gone missing following his Olympic event.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Ainslie non-committal over another Olympics South Koreans have badminton bans reduced LeBron James eyes fourth Olympics in Rio No big pay day for Kiwi Olympic medallists Jordan v LeBron? Match-up made for video Four Congo athletes disappear after Games After 100 years, pentathlon looks ahead Final day of action see 15 golds given Olympics Quiz - Day 16 Kayaking mates now bonded by gold medal

A UN-run radio station in Congo says four members from the country's Olympic delegation have gone missing in London.

The station reported Monday that judo athlete Cedric Mandembo disappeared after the closing ceremony, and has not been reachable on his mobile phone. He lost his match after 49 seconds.

Authorities tell the radio station that the Congolese athlete left the Olympic village with his baggage without saying where he was going.

The others who have gone missing are two officials with the boxing and judo teams, and a national athletic official.

Already at least seven Cameroonian athletes have failed to return home after the Games.

Congo has suffered decades of dictatorship and war and remains mired in poverty despite its mineral riches.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content