Jordan pulls three Paralympians out over sex allegations

Aug 24, 2012, 08:22 IST | AFP

Jordan's Paralympic committee said yesterday it has withdrawn three members from a pre-Games training camp in Northern Ireland over charges of sex offences

“The three athletes charged with a variety of offences in Northern Ireland will not be competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and will return home to Amman,” the committee said in a statement to AFP.

Two wheelchair-using power-lifters and their trainer appeared at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday facing charges including sexual assault and voyeurism.

The committee said “it would be inappropriate for the accused athletes to compete at Games.”

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