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Cedric Mandembo Among 4 From Congo Delegation Missing After London 2012 Olympics: REPORT

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Zatara Mande Ilunga of the DR Congo Olympic athletics team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England.
Zatara Mande Ilunga of the DR Congo Olympic athletics team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

KINSHASA, Congo -- A U.N.-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.

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