The Olympics couldn’t take place without the legion of volunteers who help make it happen.
But two were guilty of taking their jobs a little too seriously during the men’s basketball match between Japan and Slovenia at the Saitama Super Arena.
Two cleaners ran onto the court to helpfully swab inside the arc during the fourth quarter – only to spin into a hasty about-turn when they realised the action hadn’t stopped and play was hurtling towards them.
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The pair only just managed to get off court before the ball was teed up by NBA star Luka Doncic for Edo Muric to slam home for Slovenia, with the 6’8” tall forward showing remarkable composure given the accidental intrusion.
Slovenia won the match 116-81 to make it two wins from two in Tokyo as Doncic top scored again with 25, including two three-pointers. With the NBA-packed USA team looking out of sorts in 2021, they will have dreams on bringing home the gold medal.

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