Olympics - IOC sanc­tions 3 box­ers for bet­ting on fights at Rio Olympics

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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