Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Taekwondo athlete to sell his brothel to pay for overseas competitions

A New Zealand taekwondo athlete who opened a brothel to fund his Olympic campaign is auctioning off the business and will use the proceeds to pay his way to overseas competitions.

Logan Campbell, who finished in the top 16 in the featherweight division at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was condemned by the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC).

He had opened a “high class gentleman's club” in Auckland with the idea of using the proceeds to fund future competitions he would be taking part in.

The NZOC said such a business went against Olympic principles.

Campbell will sell the business on an auction website and hopes it could sell for as much as $300,000 (about £185,000).

He will put the cash toward |the cost of his bid to represent New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympics.

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