Adamopoulos, vice chairman of the Greek Sailing Federation, will be fired for suspected sexual assault on top athletes.
According to AFP on the 17th, the sexual assault allegations were filed by Sophia Becatolo, a famous Greek sailing ship, who won gold and bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, respectively, and is one of the most famous female athletes in Greece.
Becatolo told CNN in detail about the situation. When she was 20 years old in 1998, a male official invited her to his hotel room to discuss preparations for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
After arriving at the room, the official made “obscene and dirty behaviors” to her, after she repeatedly refused. The man didn’t let go of her until he resisted.
Becatolo said that she chose to be silent in order to continue to be an athlete and realize her life dream. Becatolo did not specify the name of the man, but the matter attracted great concern from all walks of life in Greece after it was made public.
Greek Prime Minister Mizotakis expressed “support” for Bekatoro and other victims of sexual assault.
Adamopoulos responded that Becatolo’s accusations were “completely false defamation” and said that the media had no right to criticize him before the truth was revealed.