GWANGJU, South Korea, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi, who was competing in the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, has been banned from leaving the country for alleged sexual harassment, AFP reported Monday.
澳门星际平台|澳门星际娱乐网址|澳门xj官方网站|信赖品牌The 23-year-old swimmer was arrested by local police around 3 a.m. Sunday over allegations of sexual harassment toward an 18-year-old girl at a night club, the organizing committee of the championships said earlier, without giving the name of the athlete.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist was said to have denied all allegations when questioned over the incident, according to the organizing committee.
Later the identity of the athlete was revealed by major media outlets. Kenderesi has now been released from custody and returned to the athletes' village, but the police have banned him from leaving South Korea for the next ten days, Hungarian team officials and FINA told AFP.
澳门星际平台|澳门星际娱乐网址|澳门xj官方网站|信赖品牌The incident came about one day after the loft of a local night club collapsed, killing two South Koreans and injuring 16, including several foreign athletes participating in the championships.
澳门星际平台|澳门星际娱乐网址|澳门xj官方网站|信赖品牌The Gwangju worlds, which opened on July 12, ended its 17-day journey under the slogan "Dive into Peace." It was the largest ever, featuring more than 2,500 athletes from 194 countries and regions.