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PublishDate: Sunday, August 1, 2021 12:32

Olympics organizers investigating after athletes drank alcohol together in village

Tokyo Games organisers are investigating after a group of athletes were found drinking alcohol in the Olympic village this week, an incident attended by police, the CEO of Tokyo 2020 said on Sunday.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The athletes were caught drinking in a park in the athletes’ village on Friday night, Toshiro Muto told a news conference, in contravention of -19_measures at the Games.

“We are looking into the matter. We will take appropriate steps based on our findings,” he said. Police were also at the scene, he said, adding it was not clear what action they took, if any, Reuters reported.

Muto did not give details of the number of involved or their nationalities.

Organisers previously said athletes are permitted to only in their rooms and only if they are alone, as a precaution against COVID-19.

The are taking place in Tokyo without spectators and athletes and visitors have remained in a “bubble” with regular testing for the coronavirus.

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