Sierra Leone athlete not missing, officials say

Sierra Leone athlete not missing, officials say

Published Aug. 2, 2014 6:32 a.m. ET

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Commonwealth Games officials say a Sierra Leone cyclist who failed to show up for his event is not missing and that team officials know of his whereabouts.

Local media reported Friday that Sierra Leone's chef de mission was concerned over the whereabouts of Mohamed Tholley, who did not compete in the time trial Thursday. He is also scheduled to compete in Sunday's road race.

On Saturday, games spokesman Jackie Brock-Doyle said ''the chef de mission knows where his, he is not missing.''

Brock-Doyle said that two athletes from Sierra Leone had been tested for the Ebola virus, but both were negative. One athlete was road cyclist Moses Sesay. The other was not identified.


A current outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has sickened more than 1,300 people and killed more than 700 this year.