Dutch Gymnast In Trouble


Mallory Carty, Writer

The 2016 Olympics are what is on people’s mind and T.V.. Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder was expelled from this year’s Olympics due to going against Dutch Olympic team rules. He has missed the previous three Olympics, but qualified for the final of the rings competition. He was “sent home ‘in disgrace’ after failing to uphold the team standards” as said in Dutch News.nl. Nothing is completely clear on exactly what happened, but according to a report, he came home intoxicated early in the morning after he celebrated making it to the finals. He denies this accusation saying he only had four beers and had not been to a night club. Gelder worked so hard his whole life to qualify, and was sent home due to just one night of celebration.