Return home deserved for Patrick Moster.
The sports director of the German cycling delegation was fired from Tokyo by his own leaders.
The fault of racist remarks made against the competitors of Nikias Arndt, during the time trial on Wednesday.
“We are convinced that his public apologies for the racist remarks he made yesterday are sincere,” said the president of the German National Olympic Committee Alfons Hörman, “but with this slippage, Mr. Moster has violated the values of the Olympism: for the German team, fair play, respect and tolerance are not negotiable.
"The words used are unacceptable"
Having started just behind his rider, the sports director had encouraged him to "catch up with the camel drivers", a clearly racist allusion to the two athletes who preceded him, the Eritrean Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and the Algerian Azzedine Lagab.
A scene broadcast live on television for which he fortunately apologized: "I'm really sorry, the least I can do is to apologize (...) It shouldn't have happened"
Ich bin entsetzt über die Vorfälle beim heutigen olympischen Zeitfahren und möchte mich hiermit deutlich von den Aussagen des sportlichen Direktors distanzieren!
Solche Worte sind nicht akzeptabel.
- Nikias Arndt (@NikiasArndt) July 28, 2021
Racist remarks directly condemned by one of the main concerned Nikias Arndt: "I am shocked and I clearly want to say that I distance myself from his comments, the words used are unacceptable", tweeted the German runner after the race. Arndt finished the time trial in 19th position, 3′45 ′ 'behind gold medalist Primoz Roglic.