Normally, Olympic Village is like one big frat party where athletes celebrate their victories and drown the sorrow from their losses with plenty of booze. But the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games may be an entirely different story.
The CEO of Tokyo’s Olympic Organizing Committee says officials are planning on banning alcohol in Olympic Village — and they’re even thinking about banning it in athletes’ private rooms. However, CEO Toshiro Muto admits enforcing a room ban would be difficult, to say the least. “In the case that they were to drink inside their own rooms — this is equivalent to cases where we are drinking in our own home,” Muto says. “Can we prohibit that? It would be very difficult to do so.”
Muto says a decision is expected by the end of the month. The Olympics get underway on July 23rd.
Hold the cheers: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) June 9, 2021