Moroccan boxer arrested in Rio over alleged sexual assault in Olympic Village

Hassan Saada was due to fight on Saturday afternoon

Moroccan boxer arrested in Rio over alleged sexual assault in Olympic Village

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Police in Rio have arrested a Moroccan athlete following claims he sexually assaulted two Brazilian women working as waitresses at the Olympic Village.

Boxer Hassan Saada is being held over the alleged attacks, which are said to have happened on Wednesday.

Officers say he will be in custody for 15 days while they investigate.

He was due to compete in the Games tomorrow afternoon against Turkey's Mehmet Nadir Unal.