'Missing' African Olympians may be after new life

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

On Wednesday an Eritrean athlete told The Guardian newspaper he has decided to seek asylum in Britain, a day after the Ivory Coast's Olympic delegation confirmed that three members went missing last week.

The interview in The Guardian with steeplechase runner Weynay Ghebresilasie came after numerous reports that athletes from Cameroon, Congo, and Guinea had also gone missing.

Athletes attending the London Olympics have the legal right to stay in Britain until November.