Taekwon-Do

Report: Olympic taekwondo brothers accused of sexual abuse

Two brothers under investigation for sexual misconduct were allowed to take part in the Rio Olympics last summer, according to a report.


USA Today reported that USA Taekwondo began investigating claims against Steven and Jean Lopez more than two years ago after multiple women said the brothers sexually assaulted them.

The organizing body consulted with the U.S. Olympic Committee and agreed to halt the probe before the Olympics, according to USA Today. That meant Steven Lopez — a 38-year-old, three-time Olympic medalist — and Jean, at 43 a veteran coach, could participate.

The newspaper obtained a March 22 letter from investigating attorney...

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