Missing Commonwealth Games athletes to be deported from Australia, says minister

Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Heena Sidhu wins gold in 25m pistol; Indian boxers shine on Day 6

Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Heena Sidhu wins gold in 25m pistol; Indian boxers shine on Day 6

Organisers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of their entry visas after Cameroon reported that a third of their team have gone missing.

Jean Paul Nsengiyumva, the head coach of Powerlifting has not been sighted since competition in Carrara on Tuesday night, with his whereabouts unknown to his team and police, according to Rwanda's Chef de Mission Eugene Nzabanterura.

The missing group comprises five boxers and three weightlifters, with two of the athletes not bothering to turn up to compete.

India intend to appeal on behalf of one of the two athletes sent home from the Commonwealth Games for violating the "no-needles" policy.

"We would appreciate them sticking within the law, enjoying themselves but sticking within the law", Beattie said.

It is the second violation of the policy by the Indian team at the Games.

Commonwealth Games organisers called for competitors to respect the law, mindful of the fact that more than 100 athletes overstayed their visas at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

SCOTTISH athletes are celebrating after securing the country's best-ever medal haul at an oversees Commonwealth Games.

"I think it's disappointing that athletes that have come didn't compete as they were scheduled to compete", he said.

Gold Coast: Two Indian athletes got disqualified from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned that athletes would be forcibly removed from the country if they attempted to overstay their visas.

It is not the first time athletes have disappeared during major sporting events.

"And while we are of course delighted with the medal successes I also want to pay tribute to the many athletes who achieved a personal best and to every single member of the team for the incredible dedication they have shown to the Games".

A sixth Cameroon athlete, Ulrich Rodrigue Yombo, was on Wednesday confirmed missing after he failed to appear at the weigh-in on Wednesday ahead of the quarter-final bout in the 81kg division.

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