Yuri van Gelder out of Worlds for Cocaine use

According to The Associated Press Yuri van Gelder withdrew from Worlds due to cocaine use – as first guessed by Rick.

The Dutch gymnastics union says it has dropped former world champion Yuri van Gelder from its team for the Gymnastics World Championships because he admitted using cocaine again.

Jos Geukers of the Royal Netherlands Gymnastics Union said Wednesday that Van Gelder had “fallen back into” cocaine use.

Van Gelder had been expected to make his comeback to major competition at the Worlds after serving a one-year ban for cocaine use. The event begins Saturday in Rotterdam.

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