米国のオリンピックフェンシング選手は、性的暴行で告発されたチームメイトに抗議してピンクのマスクを着用します

米国のオリンピックフェンシング選手は、性的暴行で告発されたチームメイトに抗議してピンクのマスクを着用します
Alen Hadzicは、チームの他のメンバーとは別に東京に飛んで、別のホテルに滞在するようになりました

Three American fencers wore pink masks in their opening 東京 2020 match to protest the participation of a teammate accused of 性的暴行 オリンピックで.

The trio of Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez wore the pink masks, while Alen Hadzic, the accused fencer, wore a black one, before their contest with 日本.

He is an alternate on the men’s épée team in Tokyo despite at least three 苦情 彼に対して女性によって作られた.

Hadzic and his lawyer have strongly denied the allegations made against him.

“They’re untruths,” he told USA Today before the start of the Olympics.

Hadzic was initially suspended by the US Center for SafeSport, the watchdog that protects athletes from abuse, because of the investigation.

But he fought and successfully managed to get his ban lifted through arbitration.

USA Fencing made Hadzic travel to Tokyo apart from the rest of the team and he has to stay in a separate hotel.

Under the “safety plan” he is also banned from practising around female teammates.

“The disdain was clear,” one source told BuzzFeed News about the mask protest.

Another fencer, who is not at the games, told the news outlet, that “they decided to make a statement that they were not standing for him being there”.

“They wanted to make a distinction between themselves that they didn’t stand for sexual assault or abuse against women. These athletes wanted to have a voice where US Fencing and SafeSport failed.”

Hadzic’s inclusion in the team led six female fencers, including two of the Olympic team, to urge the International Olympic Committee to prevent his participation.

“We are gravely concerned about the impact Mr Hadzic’s potential presence will have on other チームUSA アスリート,” the women wrote back in May.

US fencer and 2016 Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad took to Twitter to praise the mask protest.

“Kudos to the team for taking a stand,」彼女はツイートした.

Hadzic did not participate in the match, which Team USA lost to Japan, finishing in ninth place.

Japan ended up winning the gold medal over the team representing the ROC, with South Korea taking bronze.

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