Wednesday April 8, 2020

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

Rio Games.

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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