Gone are the days when only dopers and drug cheats were kicked out of the Olympics.
Add Nadja Drygalla’s name to an ever-growing list that includes racist tweeters, drunk drivers and lazy badminton players.
Drygalla, a German rower, returned home after a broadcaster reported her boyfriend ran for office with the right-wing National Democratic Party.
She had to quit the police force last year for reported links to a member of the Rostock National Socialists.
Der Spiegel reported that Germany’s security forces call the RNS neo-Nazi and racist.
“Miss Drygalla confirmed credibly her commitment to the Olympic Charter,” said Michael Vesper, Germany’s Olympic chief. “She is leaving the Olympic Village so as not to be a burden for the team.”
The women’s eight is finished at London, so it’s unclear if she will face punishment.
Race has played a surprisingly prominent role in London.
Greece and Switzerland booted two athletes for sending racist tweets.