SUGAR LAND, Texas (FOX 26) — Steven Lopez, the most decorated athlete in the history of the sport of Taekwondo, won his arbitration case in December 2018 after he was accused of sexual misconduct. His ban from competing by the U.S. Center for Safesport was lifted, allowing Steven to return to the sport in which he won two Olympic gold medals.
Steven's brother Jean, equally successful as a coach in Taekwondo, also won his arbitration case after he was accused of sexual misconduct. With the U.S. Center for Safesport lifting its ban, Jean is allowed to return to coaching.
The U.S. Center for Safesport is a national nonprofit organization with its mission, in part, to prevent abuse in sports.
Steven and Jean spoke exclusively with FOX 26 Sports to discuss the lifting of their bans that allow them to return to the sport they love.