U.S. Fencers Make Stand Against Embattled Teammate

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U.S. Olympic fencers took a public stand against their teammate who was banned from the Olympic Village over accusations of sexual misconduct but allowed to compete.

When the U.S. men’s épée team took the Olympic stage before facing Japan Friday, three of the four athletes wore pink masks. Alen Hadzic, who recently lost an appeal to move into the Olympic Village over sexual misconduct allegations, wore a black mask.

Hadzic is currently living at a hotel near the village. He was signed onto the team as an alternate.

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