Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder was sent home from the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro for violation of the sport mode, resulting in the use of alcohol.
33-year-old athlete, whose first career Olympic games, vigorously celebrated overcome the qualification barrier of the competition. The same evening he left the Olympic village and returned only in the morning in a drunken state, informs a portal Dutchnews.nl.
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Now Yuri will not participate in the final of the gymnastic competitions in separate kinds, which is scheduled for August 15.
“It was a very difficult decision. It’s terrible for George, but his behavior is unacceptable, – said the head of the Dutch mission Maurits Hendriks. – The team was left with no other choice but to send him home. Our athletes should serve as role models”.
In the previous three Olympic games, van Gelder did not pass the qualification. In addition, he was suspended for cocaine use.
The Dutch team has introduced strict rules of conduct for its athletes, notes The Guardian.
They are forbidden to leave the territory of the Olympic village, and athletes have already finished their performances immediately escorted home, so they don’t distract teammates.