Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly fails doping test on eve of Olympics

News comes as Minister for Sport Shane Ross expresses wish for dope-free games

4th August, 2016
The Rio de Janeiro games begin tomorrrow

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Earlier today, the story was broken by the Irish Examiner that one of Team Ireland's eight boxers had been tested and found to have the presence of a banned substance in his system.

The boxer said he will appeal the result and he has tweeted that he still intends to fight on September 12.

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