USA Taekwondo

SafeSport Permanently Bans USA Taekwondo Olympian Steven Lopez

Posted in Lawsuits,SafeSport,USA Taekwondo,USOC on September 17, 2018

The US Center for SafeSport has now permanently banned USA Taekwondo (USAT) Olympian Steven Lopez some 17 months after receiving the case. But as Deadspin reports, will the ban be permanent? It remains to be seen if SafeSport vigorously defends the ban against Steven Lopez or if they look for an excuse to lift the… read more


SafeSport Added Lawsuit Charging the USOC & USA Taekwondo with Gross Negligence & Racketeering

Posted in Lawsuits,SafeSport,USA Taekwondo,USOC on September 17, 2018

An amended lawsuit was filed in Federal Court alleging that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and SafeSport, along with USA Taekwondo, secretly engaged in racketeering under RICO by obstructing a sexual abuse investigation into taekwondo coach Jean Lopez and his brother, Steven Lopez. Olympian Kay Poe also added her name to the sexual abuse… read more


The Mandy Meloon Story

Posted in Lawsuits,USA Taekwondo,USOC on July 18, 2018

Not all coaches are pedophiles, but many pedophiles want to be coaches Mandy Meloon was a rising 13-year-old taekwondo fighter when she arrived at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to train full-time in the sport. Given the prestige of the institution, Mandy‚Äôs parents trusted Olympic authorities when they said she would… read more


Taekwondo Trafficking

Posted in Lawsuits,USA Taekwondo,USOC on May 22, 2018

Taekwondo Champions File a Sex Trafficking Lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee The four champion athletes claim that the USOC engaged in sex trafficking by forcing the athletes to train and travel with known sex predators. Denver, CO — May 4, 2018 — A Federal lawsuit filed today in Denver, Colorado claims that the… read more