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Olympics: Aussie Sevens team investigated over alleged incidents

NEWS: Rugby Australia confirmed that they have launched an internal investigation after there were allegations of bad behaviour from the Australian Men’s Sevens team on their flight home from the Tokyo Olympics.

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According to reports, some of the alleged incidents involve drunken behaviour and leaving the plane bathrooms in a mess.

It is believed Japan Airlines has sent a complaint to the Australian Olympic Committee.

Rugby Australia released a statement on the allegations.

“Rugby Australia has been made aware of incidents involving the Australian Men’s Sevens program after being informed by the Australian Olympic Committee,” the statement said.

“Rugby Australia has begun its own internal investigation into the matter based on the information provided by the AOC.

“Rugby Australia expects the highest standards of all its employees, modelling the values of our game – respect, integrity, passion and teamwork.”

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This latest development comes after the men’s Sevens team and Australia’s rowing team left a hole in the wall at the athletes’ accommodation. It was reported that they left their rooms in an unacceptable state.

Source: The Age

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