Hungary coach resigns over 1962 rape conviction

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BUDAPEST: The head coach of Hungary’s swimming federation MUSZ, Laszlo Kiss, resigned on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after it emerged this week that he served time for a gang rape conviction more than 50 years ago. The move follows revelations Tuesday on a news website about Kiss’s jailing in 1962 for his participation aged 21 in the rape of a young woman with two other swimmers the previous year. Kiss, a trainer since 1965 and the federation’s head coach since 2000, reportedly served just 20 months of the three-year sentence. Responding to the revelations, which rocked Hungary, a world power in the sport, Kiss said he had been “given another chance in life”, and had “taken it.”

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