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IOC played no part in Dutch decision to select convicted child rapist

IOC played no part in Dutch decision to select convicted child rapist

The International Olympic Committee said it had no role in Dutch volleyball's decision to pick a convicted child rapist for the Paris Games: a selection criticised by several athlete advocacy organisations. Last month the Dutch Olympic Committee selected beach volleyball player Steven van de Velde —who was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl in 2014— to represent the country in the Olympic Games.