Last year seventy thousand athletes and officials came to London for the Olympics, but seventy thousand did not go home again. No one really knows how many stayed on - they were not checked out in any systematic manner but now the government has received asylum requests from 79 of them and many others have simply walked off into the London ethnic morass.
Officials have refused to give a full breakdown of the asylum seekers’ nationalities because, they claimed, it
risked identifying them, but it is thought the vast majority are African.
This blog reckons the sprinters will be particularly hard to catch.