4 Japanese basketball gamers have been despatched property from the Asian Game titles in shame for an alleged liaison with intercourse employees, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) explained on Monday.
The gamers were being noticed in a infamous purple gentle district of Jakarta, Indonesia, in their countrywide jerseys past 7 days, JOC officers informed a push convention, declaring the quartet experienced been purchased to depart instantly.
Information that Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato, Keita Imamura experienced been booted out will arrive as a significant humiliation for Japan, who was compelled to mail a swimmer property from the past Asian Game titles in 2014 for thieving a journalist’s digital camera.
“I just experience a perception of disgrace,” Japan’s chef de mission Yasuhiro Yamashita informed reporters.
“We deeply apologise and intend to give the athletes extensive steering from now on.”
The basketball gamers experienced supper immediately after leaving the Game titles village and are thought to have been solicited on the road to go to a lodge with girls, Yamashita additional.
“I would like to humbly apologise to the Japanese community, the JOC and absolutely everyone who supports basketball for this deplorable incident,” Japan basketball main Yuko Mitsuya explained in a assertion.
“We will make your mind up on the acceptable punishment for the 4 gamers at the time we have read all the specifics. We want to function more challenging to make confident this type of scandal does not materialize once more.”
Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita was expelled from the Asian Game titles in Incheon, South Korea, 4 several years in the past immediately after getting caught on online video thieving a journalist’s digital camera.