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New Zealand Olympic Committee Threatens To Sue Brothel-Owning Taekwondo Star



logan-campbell-brothelA couple of months ago, we brought you the story of Logan Campbell, the New Zealand taekwondo star who opened up a brothel to raise funds for his 2012 Olympic bid.

Now that the story had completely died down and Campbell was out of the spotlight, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has finally weighed in on the issue.

Not surprisingly, the NZOC isn’t happy and sent Campbell a letter threatening to sue him if he does not stop using the Olympic name to make money from his brothel.

From the NZOC:

“Based on the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, we would place your actions as totally inconsistent with these values,” TV3 network quoted an excerpt of the letter, signed by NZOC secretary-general Barry Maister, as saying.

“Your open solicitation of ‘clients’ for your ‘business’ while using the Olympic or Olympian connection must cease immediately, or the NZOC will be forced to consider taking legal action against you.”

If friendship is an Olympic value, then a brothel actually seems pretty consistent with that ideal. There’s nothing more friendly than that.

Threat to sue athlete for fund-raising brothel [Reuters]

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