German rower Nadja Drygalla left the Olympics after a broadcaster reported that her boyfriend is "reportedly a leader of the Rostock National Socialists, a group German intelligence describes as neo-Nazi and racist."
Her boyfriend. Not Nadja. Got that?
International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams didn't feel the IOC should get involved "because she hasn't said or done anything related to the games."
"She explained things from her side. I explained to her the problems this caused," said Michael Vesper, director general of the German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB), who discussed the issue at length with the rower on Thursday before the 23-year-old left the village.
Drygalla distanced herself from the right wing views of the man she is associated with but Vesper added that he wanted to be certain of her position regarding basic democratic principles.
The conversation reaffirmed Drygalla was credible and that she was committed to the values of the Olympic Charter, he said.
"Ms. Drygalla explained at the end of our conversation that she will leave the Olympic Village, to avoid creating a strain for the Olympic team," said Vesper.
CBS tallies: "An unofficial tally of reasons Olympic athletes and coaches have been reprimanded or sent packing from the 2012 London Games: racist tweets, doping, drunk driving, booze-fueled rampages, and throwing badminton matches."
Also referred to as the Modern Pentathlon...
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