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Hassan Saada (born 2 January 1994) is a Moroccan boxer. He was initially scheduled to compete in the men's light heavyweight competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but Saada was ejected from the competition after being arrested for sexual assault the day before the opening ceremony.[3][4] Saada was arrested and jailed during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after allegations of sexual assault and attempted rape were made against him by two Brazilian women who worked in the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca as waitresses, one day before he was due to fight at the Olympic Games.[5] Saada was stripped of his Olympic competitor status, and could face 6-10 years in prison if convicted.[6]

Hassan Saada
Personal information
Born (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 28)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Sport
Country Morocco
SportBoxing
ClubChaouia B[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SAADA Hassan - Olympic Boxing | Morocco Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ HASSAN SAADA - 81 KG - AIBA
  3. ^ "Hassan Saada". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in Olympic village", news.com.au
  5. ^ "Rio 2016: Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada arrested over rape claim one day before Olympic fight", The Independent
  6. ^ Five biggest controversies from the 2016 Summer Olympics, Larry Brown Sports