Local media reported that four foreigners participating in the Tokyo Olympics were arrested for taking drugs after going out at night in the Roppongi nightclub area.
These arrests broke a self-evident contract that Tokyo will take the huge risk of hosting international events during the pandemic. In return, thousands of visiting athletes, officials, media and support personnel will abide by Japanese rules. .
After multiple reports of foreigners drinking in Tokyo without masks, this incident will lead to renewed opposition to the Olympics and put greater pressure on the Japanese government.
The Tokyo police said that the men who worked as electricians at Aggreko in the UK were tested and found that they had taken cocaine. Alec is one of the 81 corporate sponsors and supporters of this event. The cost of hosting the event is estimated at 25 billion U.S. dollars and has raised more than 3 billion U.S. dollars in sponsorship.
The Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported that the police tested the four people for drugs after they tried to enter an apartment building near the famous bar area after they were suspected of being drunk.
Despite the government’s attempts to limit business hours, Roppongi’s bar and karaoke operators stated that many bars and karaoke operators have been open since February.
The police named the four men 22-year-old Ray Dalton and 24-year-old Gustavo Mosqueda, both from the United States, as well as 46-year-old British citizens John Lockwood and 32-year-old Anthony Kirk.
In order to gauge Japan’s concern that the Olympics may become a global super-spread event, the organizers finally decided last week to hold the entire two-week exhibition No audience.
The Olympic Village, which was officially opened on Tuesday, was reshaped into a “bubble” to isolate athletes from the public. The final stage of victory through the torch relay in Tokyo will no longer be carried out on public roads.
Even after the sharp cuts, Tokyo still expects 41,000 coaches, officials, media and other staff to travel from abroad, including approximately 5,800 contractors.
After an incident occurred in early July, the news of the arrest of the four men came to light just 10 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, which was initially postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Despite the warning, it continues Japan’s top epidemiologist.
Aggreko stated that it is assisting the police in investigating and has suspended the four men. The company provides temporary generators for large-scale events.
“Alec sincerely apologizes for the public’s attention on this matter… Athletes and thousands of people are committed to the safe and successful hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” it says.
Tokyo 2020 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.