Arbitrator overturns taekwondo star Steven Lopez’s permanent ban handed out by SafeSport

An arbitrator has vacated a permanent ban against two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez, setting aside the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s finding that he violated its code of conduct for sexual misconduct involving a minor. The decision issued by Jeff Kaplan on Monday, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports, reinstates Lopez after the center had declared him permanently ineligible in September. From USA Today