16 November 2012

Gambia: Three Gambians Yet to Return From 2012 Games

Three Gambians are yet to return from the 2012 London Olympic Games. The three, all females, include two journalists and one athlete. They are Ndey Busso of GRTS, Fatoumatta Saho of TODAY Newspaper and 100 meters sprinter Saruba Colley.

Sarubawent missing from the Gambian camp almost a week before the Games finished. Upon his return to Banjul, the president of the Gambia Athletics Association, Dodou Capi Joof, insisted that until her visa officially expires, it cannot be concluded that the sprinter has absconded. The Olympic Visas have since expired on the 8th of November.

The president of the Sports Journalists Association, Sainabou Kujabi-Njie, said she is yet to hear from the two members of her Association but was quick to add that she is not an advocate for journalists to abscond when sent on a mission.

"I know that Fatoumatta Saho was accredited through the Paralympics and Baboucarr Camara by the Olympic Committee but with Ndey Busso, I still can't establish as to how she went to London and I lost contact with the (former) after the end of the Paralympics. But also, I believe that when a journalist is sent on a mission, he/she must return home after that and it is true that other journalists have gone and refused to come which was not on an Olympics assignment which I think is not right," she added.

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