Belgian Cyclist Hoecke Sent Home From Olympic Games

Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke was sent home from the London Olympic games this week by the nation’s Olympic committee after he was photographed looking drunk and disorderly. 

The pictures were published in newspapers across Belgium, and gained international coverage across the internet, grabbing the spotlight on websites such as TMZ. 

Belgian Cyclist Sent Home From Olympic Games Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke was sent home from the London Olympic games this week by the nation’s Olympic committee after he was photographed looking drunk and disorderly. 

The pictures were published in newspapers across Belgium, and gained international coverage across the internet, grabbing the spotlight on websites such as TMZ. 

In the photographs Hoecke’s fellow team-mates are dragging him out of a nightclub with Hoeche barley able to keep his eyes open. His top is also covered in drink.

The 20-year-old finished 15th in the omnium and rode in Belgium’s ninety-place finished in the team persuit. 

Team-mates came to his defence and said he was letting off steam.

“I made a big mistake,” he told a Belgian newspaper. “I’m happy my parents didn’t tell me off. They understand that I needed this.”