Sex offence: Jordan sends 3 Paralympic athletes home

2012-08-24 00:00

AMMAM — Three members of the Jordanian Paralympic team accused of sex offences at a pre-Games training camp in Northern Ireland have been withdrawn from the event, an official said yesterday.

“The Jordanian Olympic Committee has decided to pull out the three athletes. They will arrive in Amman later on Thursday,” a committee official said on condition of anonymity.

The three men, released on Wednesday on combined bail and sureties of £5 500 (R72 000) each, “will still attend their trial,” he said.

Another official said: “We reject any misconduct and we prefer that they do not take part”.

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