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Many African Olympians stay behind

Updated: August 15, 2012, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands with the end of the London Games -- but more than a dozen African competitors have not.

Even before the closing ceremony, some athletes from impoverished or conflict-ridden nations including Cameroon, Eritrea, Guinea and the Ivory Coast had disappeared from the athletes' village, and their whereabouts remain a mystery.

The London Games are not the first time such reports have surfaced: There is a well-established history, ...

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