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Hassan Saada Arrested: Latest Details, Comments on Moroccan Olympic Boxer

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 03:  A security boat sails past the Olympic rings above the Arena de Vlei de Praia Beach Volleyball Venue during a training session on August 3, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Moroccan Olympic boxer Hassan Saada was arrested Friday in Brazil on allegations of sexually assaulting two women Wednesday.

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Saada Being Held in Brazilian Jail

Friday, Aug. 5

According to the Associated Press, the alleged victims are waitresses in the Olympic Village.

Saada will be jailed for 15 days while his case is examined under Brazilian law, which means he will miss his scheduled light heavyweight bout at the 2016 Rio Games against Turkey's Mehmet Nadir on Saturday.

The 22-year-old boxer was not expected to vie for a medal in Rio de Janeiro, but his jailing ensures he won't have an opportunity to compete.

Should the authorities take the full 15 days to decide his fate, Saada will either be charged or released on the eve of the Olympic closing ceremony.  

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