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Live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system so that anyone can join the platform, it said on Wednesday.

The social app, which saw explosive early growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, previously required people to be invited by an existing user or request to join a waitlist. It said in a blog post that it had always planned to open up the app but that invites had been a way of tempering user numbers.

Clubhouse faces new competition from social media companies, including Facebook, Twitter, as well as streaming company Spotify, which have launched similar audio chat services.

“We know there will be many more ups and downs as we scale, and competition from the large networks will be fierce,” the company wrote in its post.

Clubhouse said it had added 10 million people since launching on Android in May. Estimates from analytics firm Sensor Tower found the app had reached about 7.8 million global installs in June, up from 3.7 million the previous month.

The company, which said its team had expanded since January from 8 to 58 people, launched a direct messaging feature last week.

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German official sent home from Tokyo Olympics after making racist remarks

The sporting director for Germany's cycling federation was sent home after making racist remarks during Wednesday's Olympic road time trial, the team announced Thursday. Patrick Moster, 54, will no longer perform his duties as part of the cycling team and will leave for Germany soon, the German Olympic Committee said. 

"We remain convinced that his public apology for the racist remarks he made yesterday is sincere. With this derailment, however, Mr. Moster violated the Olympic values," said Alfons Hörmann, the committee's president. He added, "fair play, respect and tolerance are non-negotiable" for the team.

Reuters reported that Moster was heard shouting, "Get the camel drivers, get the camel drivers" at Nikias Arndt, who was trailing Azzedine Lagab from Algeria and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier from Eritrea.  

Patrick Moster. left, on July 29, 2021. Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty

Lagab tweeted that there was "no camel race" in the Olympics and addressed Moster's racist remarks. "I had more agrgessive racist comments before, but I've always preferred To deal with them on the spot, far from social media It's such a shame it happens in the #Olympics," he wrote. 

I’ve always wanted to promote myself as an athlete on social media, but never thought it would be that way! I had more agressive racist comments before, but I’ve always preferred To deal with them on the spot, far from social media It’s such a shame it happens in the #olympics

— Azzedine Lagab (@AzzedineLagab) July 29, 2021

Before he was sent home, Moster apologized and blamed the "heat of the moment." 

"I am extremely sorry and can only offer my sincere apologies," he told German news agency DPA. "I didn't want to offend anyone."

"We have many friends with North African roots, as I said, I'm sorry."

This is the latest racist incident at the Tokyo Olympics, where virtually every country in the world has a member present. Earlier this week, a sports commentator from Greece who made a racist on-air remark about a South Korean athlete was fired. And a South Korean broadcaster apologized after using offensive images to represent countries during the opening ceremony. 

First published on July 29, 2021 / 4:11 PM

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Christopher Brito

Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories that involve issues of race and culture.

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