Olympic champion says she was assaulted by sports official – Fox News

Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou of Greece has accused an unnamed sporting authorities of sexually attacking her in 1998 during preparations for the Sydney Games.Bekatorou, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics, stated the male official from the Hellenic Sailing Federation carried out a “lewd act” after welcoming her to his hotel space to go over team preparations.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMBekatorou stated she had actually made it clear that the act was not consensual, adding that she was left sensation “tired and humiliated.”The 43-year-old Bekatorou, who likewise won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, made the allegation Thursday while speaking at an online occasion organized by the ministry of culture and sport. A transcript of the event was launched Friday.She did not name the authorities but described him as having a senior rank in the federation.In a declaration Friday, the sailing federation stated it had actually not gotten any casual or formal grievance from Bekatorou but urged her to make one.

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