Athletics

Hassan Saada is a Moroccan boxer.

Hassan Saada held for 15 days over alleged sex assault at Olympics

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

A Moroccan boxer, scheduled to fight in the Olympics this summer, has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.

Hassan Saada, who is a 22-year-old boxer, will be held for 15 days whilst the local authorities conduct a rape investigation.

Saada, who is scheduled to compete in the light heavyweight division, was expected to fight tomorrow, but he will now will be detained for the next two weeks whilst Brazilian police investigate the allegations further.

BECOME A WRITER

Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay3

Article continues below

The investigation and the arrest means Saada's involvements at the Olympic Games are now a major doubt.

Brazilian media reports quoted police officials as saying Saada pushed one of the maids up against a wall, before 'pressing her with his thighs', and trying to kiss her.

Article continues below

He has also been accused of 'squeezing her breast' and making obscene hand gestures.

As of yet, there has been no comments made by Saada himself or the Moroccan Olympic officials.

The 2016 Olympic Games officially begin this evening as the opening ceremony takes centre stage, but with all the scandals looming over the event, the build up has been overshadowed.

With the Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus, and the protests taking place by the Brazilian police, many people have been fearful heading into the summer Games.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Commonwealth Games
Athletics

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again