The sporting director of the German cycling federation (BDR) has been told to return home from the Tokyo Olympics after being caught on camera using racist language during Wednesday's men's Olympic road time trial.
"The team leadership at the Olympic Games in Tokyo has decided that Patrick Moster cannot continue his work as national team leader Cycling and will return to Germany," the German team said in a statement.
Moster had used the offensive language during the road time trial event as he tried to urge on German cyclist Nikias Arndt as he chased Algeria's Azzedine Lagab and Eritrea's Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier.
Moster apologised later blaming his remarks on 'the heat of the moment."
On German TV broadcaster ARD, commentator Florian Nass was left stunned, describing the comments as "totally wrong".
"Words fail me," he said. "Something like that has no place in sport."
Arndt also condemned the language used.
Australian Associated Press