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Tokyo Olympics: German cycling boss Patrick Moster sent home after making racist remarks

Nikias Arndt competing at the Tokyo Olympics
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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The sports director of the German Cycling Union has been sent home from the Tokyo Olympics after making racist comments during Wednesday’s men’s road time trial.

Patrick Moster was caught making the remarks on German TV.

Moster reacted as Germany’s Nikias Arndt chased Algeria’s Azzedine Lagab and Eritrea’s Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier.

In a statement, the German Olympic team said Moster “will no longer carry out his duties” in Tokyo.

Moster had apologised after the race on Wednesday and the German team said it was “convinced” his apology was “sincere”.

However, it ruled he had “violated the Olympic values”, adding: “Fair play, respect and tolerance are non-negotiable.”

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