Olympics - IOC sanctions 3 boxers for betting on fights at Rio Olympics
The IOC has sanctioned three boxers — two from Ireland and one from Britain — for betting on fights at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee issued "severe reprimands" to Ireland's Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly and Britain's Antony Fowler for violating the rules that prohibit betting. None of the boxers won medals. The IOC says all three placed bets on fights at the games, but adds that "there was no intent to manipulate any event." The Irish and British national Olympic committees also received reprimands for "not having properly informed" their athletes of the betting rules.