Prostitute scandal: 4 Japan athletes booted from Asiad

Prostitute scandal: 4 Japan athletes booted from Asiad

Athletes from Japan march. (REUTERS)

Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday.

The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys on Wednesday night, JOC officials told a press conference, saying the quartet had been sent packing immediately. 

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