• Thu, Aug 9 2012

Belgian Cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke Ruins His Olympic Dreams By Getting Too Drunk: A Photo Essay

Belgian cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke has been sent home by the Belgian Olympic Committee after he was photographed stumbling out of a bar just a little on the far side of “too fucking wasted.” Belgian officials called the incident “deplorable,” adding, “this incident fortunately did not affect life in the Olympic Village and athletes trying to rest ahead of their competition,” as if one dude getting drunk at a bar could be that disruptive to the other athletes’ delicate sensibilities. Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous that someone would be disqualified for doing something that’s perfectly legal, if a bit embarrassing, but it’s not like there aren’t bars in Belgium for him to patronize the 99% of the time he is not at an uptight sporting event he worked very hard to qualify for. In any case, the photos are just precious, so here they are!

(Via The Guardian)

Photos: NBC, WENN.com

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  • Maggie

    Aww, poor guy! How embarrassing would that be. I think it might be a little harsh to send him home, after all haven’t most people that age gotten absolutely shitfaced drunk? And I really hope he just spilled a drink and didn’t actually wet himself.

  • lizzy

    my stomach is having sympathy pains, hope I don’t get the bed spins