Brazilian police has arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.
A court granted a police request for Saada to be held in preventive detention for two weeks pending an investigation, the statement said.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) lists Saada as a former Moroccan youth champion and "newcomer to the international scene." He was to fight in the 81-kilogram (178-pound) or light-heavyweight category in the Rio Games.
Saada had been scheduled to fight Mehmet Nadir Unal of Turkey on Saturday in his first bout of the Games, G1 reported.
News site Globo reported that the Rio 2016 organizing committee had promised to cooperate with the investigation.
The AIBA said in a statement it "has taken note of the serious allegations" against Saada.
"We understand that the situation is being dealt with by the local Brazilian authorities and have complete confidence that they will handle the matter appropriately," it said.It was the latest in a series of scandals and dramas to hit the Games in the crime-plagued Brazilian city.On July 31, a private security guard at Rio's Olympic Park was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a female firefighter while she slept.About 85,000 police and soldiers, as well as thousands of private guards, have been deployed -- double the number used at the 2012 London Games.Brazil suffers high levels of violence against women.Statistics indicate that in 2014, a sexual assault took place on average every 11 minutes.