Irish boxers 'spoken to' over Olympic betting

The Athletes Village at the Rio Olympics. Picture by Martin Rickett, Press Association
Staff Reporter

THE Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has confirmed it has spoken to two boxers who competed in Rio about "innapropriate" betting activity. 

The OCI issued a statement on the matter this morning (Saturday) following newspaper reports in Dublin.

The news comes as the organisation deals with the fallout following the arrest of OCI president Pat Hickey who remains in a Brazilian jail as investigations into illegal ticket selling continue.

Pat Hickey has stepped down from his role while the Brazilian authorities look into the matter.

"The OCI can confirm that two Irish boxers at Rio 2016 were spoken to about inappropriate betting activity during the Games," the statement said. "The matter is still under
review so there will be no further comment at this stage."


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