German official sent home for racist slur at Olympics

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Maximilian Schachmann, from left, of Germany, Nikias Arndt, of Germany, Tom Dumoulin, of the Netherlands, Richie Porte, of Australia and Luke Durbridge, of Australia, compete in the men’s cycling road race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Oyama, Japan. (Tim de Waele/Pool Photo via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — The German Olympic team says a cycling official will be sent home after using a racist slur during the men’s time trial. German cycling federation sports director Patrick Moster had been overseeing the cycling squad at the Tokyo Games.

He used the slur while urging German rider Nikias Arndt to catch up to riders from the African nations of Algeria and Eritrea during Wednesday’s time trial.

It was heard on TV broadcasts and widely condemned in Germany.

Moster later apologized.

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