#Alen Hadzic

Marie Claire

Team USA Fencers Wore Pink Masks to Protest Their Teammate Accused of Sexual Assault

In spite of numerous allegations of sexual assault, Team USA fencer Alen Hadzic made it to the Tokyo Olympics—but his teammates, frustrated with their affiliation with a man that six woman fencers had spoken out about, decided to take a stand. At their Friday match against Japan, three of Hadzic's fellow épée team members wore pink masks in a plain-sight protest against Hadzic, who was banned from the Olympic Village in light of the allegations but allowed to compete under the Team USA umbrella. (Hadzic denies the allegations, which are currently under investigation.)

Tokyo Olympics: Fencers take stand against N.J. athlete accused of sexual assault

Three Team USA epee fencers wore pink masks before competing on Friday at the Tokyo Olympics, an apparent stand against a New Jersey teammate accused of multiple sexual assaults. When Alen Hadzic -- a Montclair native whose inclusion on the American team has led to withering criticism from the international...

Alen Hadzic, the Team USA Olympic fencer accused of sexual assault, is a perfect representation of our country

After a year-long delay due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are finally here. And among the incredible feats of athletic prowess is an emerging story us Americans know all too well: a man accused of sexual assault multiple times, protected by the powerful, repping the red, white, and blue.Alen Hadzic, a Team USA Olympic fencer, was under investigation for at least three sexual misconduct allegations, all reported to the US Center for SafeSport, a nonprofit supposedly tasked with protecting athletes from abuse. The 29-year-old was initially suspended from international play as a result, but was...
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MHS grad on Olympic fencing team suspended for alleged misconduct

Montclair High School graduate and U.S. Olympic men’s fencing team member Alen Hadzic was temporarily suspended from competition June 2 by the U.S. Center for SafeSport pending allegations of misconduct. He is disqualified from participating in the Tokyo Summer Olympics unless the suspension is overturned, according to SafeSport code. Preliminary...