Saturday February 22, 2020

Dopers ‘deprive Irish athletes of day in the sun’

Mulvey’s annoyance about the issue is due to the fact that he has been working hard to ensure Irish athletes are the most rigorously tested

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

25th August, 2019
John Treacy, chief executive of Sport Ireland, and Kieran Mulvey, its chairperson Pic: Getty

Irish Olympians travelling to Tokyo 2020 will be the best-prepared and best-funded athletes Ireland has ever sent, according to Kieran Mulvey. However, some of them, he accepts, will also, inevitably, be deprived of the rightful medals because of dopers from other countries.

The past is instructive in this regard, he suggests. “The London Olympics is turning out to be the dirtiest Olympics ever: 60 people have been [told] to give back their medals,” he says, pausing...

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