After the camel driver scandal at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, pressure is growing on DOSB boss Alfons Hörmann.
There is an allegation in the room.
Munich / Tokyo - It's the scandal surrounding Team Germany at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo *.
Patrick Moster, sports director at the Association of German Cyclists (BDR), allegedly racially insulted two athletes during the time trial.
“Get the camel drivers!
Get the camel drivers, come on! ”He shouted after his 29-year-old athlete Niklas Arndt.
Camel driver scandal at the Olympics: Patrick Moster has to leave Tokyo
This was supposedly the 34-year-old Algerian Azzedine Lagab and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (26) from Eritrea, both of whom drove directly in front of Arndt.
The TV camera again focused on Arndt and Moster, whose statements could therefore be heard clearly.
There are now several recordings of it on the online video platform Youtube.
The world association UCI reacted and suspended Moster after this verbal derailment on Thursday evening (July 29).
Finally, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) sent the 54-year-old home.
Until the measures were taken, however, around 24 hours had passed, before there had allegedly been a clarifying conversation between Moster and (still) DOSB boss Alfons Hörmann.
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But: After this there were probably no consequences.
Team Germany only reacted after the huge public pressure.
The Hörmann from Allgäu defended himself that one had to “first advise within the team leadership and speak directly to Moster in the Olympic village” and not “from a moving car on the phone”.
However, observers saw the sanctioning come too late.
For example, cycling professional Rick Zabel, who will not be at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo *, said: "I cannot understand that the BDR or DOSB did not take immediate consequences after this behavior."
Camel driver scandal at the Olympics: DOSB boss Alfons Hörmann comes under pressure in Tokyo
After Moster's suspension, the 60-year-old Hörmann, who is leaving the association at the end of the year after a leadership crisis in the DOSB, said: “With this derailment, Mr. Moster violated the Olympic values. Fair play, respect and tolerance are not negotiable. ”Now the head of the delegation from Team Germany is under a lot of pressure at the summer games because he acted so late. The “camel driver” scandal surrounding Patrick Moster will continue to accompany the German Olympic team.
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