Tokyo Olympics: German biking boss apologises for racist remarks

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Nikias Arndt competing at the Tokyo Olympics

A German biking boss has apologised after making racist feedback throughout a males’s Olympic time trial.

Patrick Moster, sports activities director of Germany’s biking federation, was caught making the remarks on German TV.

Moster reacted as Germany’s Nikias Arndt chased Algeria’s Azzedine Lagab and Eritrea’s Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier.

“Within the warmth of the second and with the general burden that we’ve right here in the mean time, my selection of phrases was improper,” Moster, 54, mentioned.

“I’m sorry, I am so sorry, I can solely sincerely apologise. I did not imply to discredit anybody.”

It’s thought that Moster, who has been in his position since 2012, tried to apologise to the Algerian group instantly however they’d already left the paddock.

The game’s governing physique, the UCI, added in a press release: “The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) deeply regrets the phrases of German sport director Patrick Moster in the course of the males’s particular person time trial on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 at present.

“This comment goes towards the values the UCI represents, promotes and defends. There is no such thing as a place for racism in sport, and the UCI continues its dedication to eradicating all types of discrimination from biking and inspiring variety and equality.”

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