Multiple athletes are under investigation for having an outdoor drinking party inside
the Games Village on Friday during the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo Olympic organizers say they’re investigating an outdoor drinking party
involving multiple athletes at the village where they’re staying.
Organizers have previously stated that athletes are only permitted to drink alcohol
alone in their rooms to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
But on Friday night, a group of unnamed individuals was caught breaking the rules
by boozing at the Tokyo Bay complex.
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto has since spoken of the incident where he revealed
that the situation is being looked into.
Speaking at a press conference, he said: “On the night of July 31, multiple athletes
and members of the delegation were at the park within the village.
“And they were drinking alcohol and we are aware of this fact.
“Currently, we are investigating the situation, and, based on the results, we will take
the appropriate action.”
He also claimed that police were called to the scene, though it is unclear whether the
officers took any action.
In the most serious cases of breaking rules, athletes can be removed from the village
and have their Olympic credentials taken.