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Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

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TWO IRISH BOXERS have been investigated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for betting during the Olympic Games in Rio.

A spokesperson for the Olympic Council of Ireland has confirmed that the boxers were “spoken to” over the incidents.

“The OCI can confirm that two Irish boxers at Rio 2016 were spoken to about inappropriate betting activity during the Games,” the OCI said in a statement.

“The matter is still under review so there will be no further comment at this stage,” the OCI concludes.

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

Betting on events by Olympics athletes is not illegal but is prohibited by the IOC under its code of ethics.

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