coach Fernando de Carvalho Lopes fired


Reporters for the “Fantastico” news show on Globo TV spoke to 40 gymnasts and former gymnasts who said Fernando de Carvalho Lopes had abused them while they were minors …

Sao Paulo state Security Department confirmed police are investigating …

Lopes denied the accusations …

… the first accusation against Lopes came in July 2016, when a 13-year-old whom Lopes coached told his parents he was being abused. The accusation resulted in Lopes being fired from Brazil’s gymnastics coaching staff, a month ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio …

ABC News

(via papaliukin)

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