US Olympic Shooter Removed from Tokyo 2020 Olympics


Keith Sanderson, Olympic shooter of United States has been suspended for the sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, which had made him ineligible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. The Centre for SafeSport of the United States of America, that mainly responds to the reports of the sexual misconduct or sexual harassment with the Olympic and Paralympic Movement of the United States, has issued the suspension of Keith Sanderson on 1st June 2021.

According to the USA Shooting, a deadline to the appeal has also been passed, and the suspension of Keith Sanderson has been considered as final. On Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, according to a statement from Olympic and Paralympic committee of United States, they have strongly condemned all the forms of abuse, and they are going to be supporting and enforcing the sanctions of the center.

The statement also reads that, during the duration of the suspension, Keith Sanderson is also going to be ineligible for competing in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and he is also going to be replaced on the team as per the selection procedures of the USA Shooting.

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Keith Sanderson, who is 45 years of age, had been successfully competed at the previous three Olympics games in the rapid fire pistol shooting, along with the best finish of standing fifth in the queue, and the USA Shooting had also named the country’s Olympic shooting team, that had been consisting of 19 shooters last month, along with Keith Sanderson, and it has also received an extra quota in the spot because of the events caused by Keith Sanderson.