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Two athletes stripped of Olympic credentials for violating playbook

All Sunday papers took up the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee announcement on Saturday that two persons from an unidentified country were deprived of their Olympic credentials since they left the Athletes’ Village to visit Tokyo Tower. The committee reportedly took the harsh step in response to what it called a “flagrant violation” of the Olympic Playbook. According to the dailies, the athletes were judo silver medalists from Georgia.

 

According to today’s editions, the organizing committee has also stripped four American and UK contractors of their the Olympic credentials over their arrest on drug charges. The credentials for 8 additional stakeholders were temporarily suspended for undisclosed reasons. Fourteen others were “severely reprimanded” for violations of the Playbook.

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