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2012 London Olympic scandals: the new face of Games shame

Gone are the days when only drug cheats were kicked out of Olympics.

2012 London Olympic scandals: the new face of Games shame

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.