Hassan Saada, 22, was detained by police this morning over claims he attempted to sexually assault the two women in the athletes’ accommodation at Barra de Tijuca and will not be allowed to compete.
UK Daily Mail Saada, a light heavyweight boxer, was taken to a police station close the Olympic Stadium where he was stripped of his Olympic competitor status. Detective Caroline Solomon of Recreio Police confirmed the athlete has been stripped of his credentials.
He will be transferred later today to a remand prison in the Polinter district of Rio de Janeiro where he will formally questioned about the allegations. Investigating judge Larissa Nunes Saly has ruled the athlete will be held in custody for 15 days while police investigate the allegations against him.