Three swimmers broke the rule of not seeking permission to leave Games Village, says SNOC

CONCERNED: SNOC's Chris Chan is worried about the safety of athletes after swimmers (above) Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho and Teo Zhen Ren did not get permission to leave the Games Village. 

CONCERNED: SNOC’s Chris Chan is worried about the safety of athletes after swimmers Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho (above) and Teo Zhen Ren did not get permission to leave the Games Village.
CONCERNED: SNOC’s Chris Chan (far left) is worried about the safety of athletes after swimmers Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho and Teo Zhen Ren (above) did not get permission to leave the Games Village.

Some have brushed it off as an act of letting out steam, while others have called for action to be taken against athletes they feel have tarnished the image of national athletes at an international event.

Yesterday, it was revealed that three swimmers, Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho and Teo Zhen Ren, who returned to the Asian Games Village after a night out on Sept 27 allegedly intoxicated, have officially only broken one rule — they did not inform or obtain permission from the chef de mission (CDM) to leave the village.

“I don’t think the code of conduct says (specifically) no drinking. We are more concerned about where (the athletes are),” said Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) secretary-general Chris Chan, who was more concerned about the safety of athletes at an overseas Games.

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