It’s party time in the Village and the rules are gradually unraveling


There is a real sense of end of term in the Olympic Village now that the Games are almost over and the illegal games are starting to get off to a good start.

There was a lot of noise in the media about some of the Aussie teams partying before heading home, but I’m not sure why it was so bad because everyone is there.

My roommate went to a party Thursday night in the Cuban block and got pretty drunk. They had a room which I guess was empty because everyone had already moved, so that’s where the party took place. I didn’t go, but apparently there were people from Italy, France, Cuba and a whole bunch of different countries.

We found out the other day that Uber Eats is working here, which changed everything. We wanted something different to eat so a friend and I ordered from there, and there is a place just outside the village where you can pick it up.

Then once we ordered some food one of the guys realized that it works for beers as well. So everyone would order beers and drink them in the physiotherapy room. Athletes who smoke (yes, some of them do) were smoking, and everyone was having fun and blowing their hair after finishing the competition.

Funny thing is no one has a clue what they are ordering because everything is in Japanese so my roommate chose drinks that looked like beers but when they arrived they were all kinds of different things. One of them looked disgusting and smelled like tequila.

People also realized that they could leave the village, which we are not supposed to be able to do.

It happened little by little. I went a few meters outside the village to pick up my Uber Eats order and then we realized that if you keep walking a little further you can get to the supermarket without anything happening.

I didn’t go further than a half mile down the road, but other people did. You just put on your normal clothes, take off your accreditation and off you go. Then when you come back you can just go home without any problem.

I’m not sure if anyone has been to Tokyo properly, but my roommate can’t wait to have a good night out in town before I leave. I think he just wants to let go of his hair.

He is also desperate to date someone, but has yet to do so. I still don’t know anyone who has done it, but I think it will definitely happen before it’s over as the parties get crazier and crazier. Looks like the last two nights will have some really big ones.

I don’t think any of the athletes feel really guilty for breaking the rules. Considering how many people there have been in the village and how few cases of Covid have been reported, it really doesn’t feel like anyone going to Tokyo would put the locals at risk.

Anyway, everyone in the village is tested every day – it’s probably more dangerous the other way around as Covid numbers are higher in Tokyo than inside the village.


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