TOKYO — A U.S. Olympic fencer under investigation for allegations of sexual misconduct is participating at the Tokyo Olympics but facing restrictions his attorneys say are arbitrary and unnecessary, according to a complaint obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and USA Fencing say the restrictions are a matter of safety.
Alen Hadzic, the 29-year-old fencer, was temporarily suspended in June by the U.S. Center for SafeSport after three women told investigators Hadzic committed sexual misconduct against them between 2013 and 2015, according to the complaint filed with the USOPC.
An arbitrator overturned the temporary suspension last month, allowing Hadzic to join the U.S. Olympic fencing team. However, USA Fencing is restricting Hadzic’s movement in Tokyo, including forcing him to stay at a hotel while the team is at the Olympic Village, according to the complaint.