Olympian Sent Home For Drunken Photos

Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke finished 12th in the Men’s Omnium. Then he spent a few days enjoying London. And then he spent one night, really enjoying London.

On Tuesday night, the twenty-year-old cyclist was out at a club where he proceeded to celebrate.


He celebrated to the point of intense drunkenness. His teammates carried him out of the club…


And tried to get him into a van to take them back to the Olympic village.


It was a difficult process.


Eventually they got van Hoecke (and his soaked shirt and jeans) into the van.


When the photos were published in London newspapers, the Belgian Olympic Committee discussed the issue with the cycling team and decided that van Hoecke must return home immediately.

The cyclist has since come out and apologized, saying that he was “letting off some steam” after his years of hard work. And saying that “it would have been better if I had not done that here … in London.” Van Hoecke was already done with competition. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

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