Over 40 People Seek Right To Stay In Australia After Commonwealth Games

"This whole experience has been so special and the last two fights have been extra special", Stridsman said after the fight.

Miiro had vowed to go two steps better than Kaggwa by winning Commonwealth Games boxing gold but as is the norm, what you wish for and what actually happens can be very different things.

Prominent barrister Julian Burnside said the athletes' visas could in theory include terms that they have to be present at the Games Village every day.

Their accreditation was suspended and both athletes have been removed from the village.

Out of the total team of 24 members, five boxers and three weightlifters have disappeared over the space of three days, the statement said.

"The crowd did have a little bit of an impact, obviously, they're in Australia and they're supporting their team".

Eight competitors from Cameroon were suspected to have fled on Wednesday, before the confirmation today that athletes from Rwanda and Uganda have also gone into the thin air. "These are worldwide athletes who have very strict training programs and they undertook their training as was expected", Cr Dobie said.

Games officials say the athletes have not yet officially breached their visas, which do not expire until May 15.

Indian Chef de Mission Vikram Singh Sisodia, General Team Manager Namdev Shirgaonker, and Athletics Team Manager Ravinder Chaudhry were also found to be in breach of the "no-needle" policy.

Team attache Simon Molombe said he did not expect them to return.

The penultimate day of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gets underway with a lot of athletes playing in their Semifinals and Finals.

The Sydney 2000 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympics were hit by stories of athletes overstaying their visas.

In January, Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned athletes who were planning to attend the games they needed to follow the country's laws.

Queensland Police said it was a "matter for the Cameroon Commonwealth Games Association to address" until such point that the athletes overstayed their visas. They're still within their visas.

  • Joey Payne