They reported the disappearance of a Venezuelan cyclist’s bicycle in Tokyo’s Olympic Village, and they recovered it and expelled the athlete who took it.
July 29, 2021, 21:26 GMT
When the athlete and his colleagues left for breakfast and did not find the bike where they had left it, they thought it was a joke. But that was not the case.
As “extraordinary”, a Venezuelan athlete described the mysterious disappearance of his colleague’s bike in the Olympic Village in Tokyo 2020, while they took a few minutes to eat breakfast.
Daniel Diers, an experienced Venezuelan cyclist who will be competing in the BMX Freestyle, posted two videos on his Instagram account to relate what happened with teammate Eddie Alvarez.
I wasn’t going to live ‘live’ but Something unusual happened, I can’t believe itHe begins by saying Dhers, who represents Venezuela at the Olympics.
“We thought it was a joke”
During the first section where explain What happened, the athlete does not stop laughing at the unexpected and unreasonable situation
“We went for breakfast. Whenever we go to the dining room, we leave the bikes outside with everyone else there. We spent about half an hour or 40 minutes in the dining room. When we went out, Eddie’s bike was stolen“.
They did not find the car where it is, they thought it was a joke and that some friends had hidden it. “We stayed for a while thinking they were scoring us.”
“It’s not stolen anywhere in the world, it’s stolen in Tokyo”
The most surprising thing for Diers, who was born in Caracas but has lived in the US for years, is that Alvarez has never been the victim of his bike theft in his country or anywhere else.
“It’s from Katya [sector popular en el oeste de Caracas]They don’t steal it there, they don’t steal it in my house [parroquia del estado Miranda donde se agrupan varios barrios populares]in the Plaza de Chacao [transitada zona del este de la capital venezolana]. They don’t steal it anywhere in the world, they steal it in Tokyo, inside the Olympic Village.”
While Alvarez, still sitting in the window of the room they share in the compound in the Japanese capital’s seaside district of Harumi, can’t help but say: “Hello to whoever took my bike.”
After this incident, they both reported the disappearance to the Venezuelan Olympic Committee and began tracking it down by reviewing the security cameras located in the village.
In another video, published On Dhers’ account a day later, his partner said he was “happy” because he was confident his bike would show up. “I thought today was the last day of hope.”
“At 2:00 in the morning they knocked on the door by bicycleدراجEddie couldn’t believe it,” said Diers excitedly, and said that an athlete, of unknown nationality and name, had taken the bike because he thought it was for general use to move around inside the enclosure.
However, this alleged confusion is not clear because the stranger took the bike to his room and did not leave it in the suburbs properly in these cases. This allowed the elevator’s cameras to record it and the trackers were able to find it.
Dirss added: “It appears he was passing by the bike, they tried to stop him, they didn’t reach him, and he left. There are allegations that there was malicious intent.”
Finally, he regretted the expulsion of the unknown athlete from the village. “Venezuela realizes there was a misunderstanding, in the end, imagine all he did to qualify and get here, to the Olympics. We didn’t want it that way, but Not our decision“.
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