BEIJING Aug 9 The man stabbed to death at a
Beijing tourist spot on Saturday was Todd Bachman,
father-in-law of the U.S. men's volleyball team coach, the
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said in a statement.
Bachman's wife, Barbara, was also seriously wounded in the
knife attack and her injuries are life-threatening, the USOC
Their daughter, Elisabeth Bachman McCutcheon, who played
volleyball for the U.S. women's team at the 2004 Athens Games
is married to Hugh McCutcheon, coach of the men's team. She was
with her parents at the time of the attack but was not hurt,
the USOC said.
"It is impossible to describe the depth of our sadness and
shock in this tragic hour," U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman
Peter Ueberroth said in the statement.
The Bachmans were not wearing apparel that identified them
as relatives of members of the U.S. team, the USOC added.
(Reporting by Simon Rabinovitch; editing by Keith Weir)