Gymnast Yuri van Gelder expelled from Olympics after night of drinking in Rio

• Dutch rings athlete ignored team rules to go drinking in Rio
• ‘In sports terms this is a disaster’ says Dutch team ambassador

The Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder has been expelled from the Olympics for violating team rules by going out for a night of drinking in Rio after qualifying for the finals of the rings event, the Dutch team’s ambassador has confirmed.

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