Boxing at the Olympics: Why hasnt this farce of a sport been kick out?

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Virtually no drugs testing:
Boxing put in danger of Olympic ban after federation conducts zero out-of-competition drugs tests in 2015

Allegations of matches being fixed and corruption

Senior figures within amateur boxing have warned many bouts, including those to decide medals, could be fixed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro amid widespread concern about corruption and financial malpractice at the sport’s global governing body, the Guardian can reveal.

Horrified senior officials within the sport believe a cabal of officials are able to use their power to manipulate the draw and the judging system to ensure certain boxers will win.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/01/rio-2016-olympics-boxing-corruption-allegations

Really is a joke that boxing hasn't been kicked out.
 


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Its ok because we might win some medals in it.

Maybe everyone is just waiting for this one to fail but I cannot remember such negative publicity in advance of recent Olympics.
Watch the Para & Special Olympics instead - you get to see real sports people in it for the pure joy of sport.

Haven't watched a 'proper' Olympics in years.

Oh and golf as a 'sport'.....daft isn't the word.
 

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At least it is a sport, there is some element of physical fitness required for the participants involved and skill involved by a human in the match.

So why is Greyhound racing considered a sport? If it weren't for gambling it'd be dead years ago.
 

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Fears of Irish boxer failed drug test...to be named soon RTE DriveTime.
 

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Terrible blow to to Irish Boxing and the all the good Katie has done for it....if true and a deliberate act.
 

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Tip of the iceberg stuff tbh. Anyone who believes drugs and doping arent rampant in sport is either an idiot or are on purpose ignoring the issue.
 

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Doesn't sound like the IABA is going to come out of this smelling of roses. Reported that they had the info re test for a while and didn't pass it on to Olympic authorities?? If true, some explaining to do.
 

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I'd imagine this will only be the start of it. Not in relation to Irish athletes, but in general. Huge pressure on testers to crack down this year.

Off the Ball about to cover the O'Reilly story.


Seems he tested positive for smoking hash or something "recreational".

Awful stupid on his part. He had great chance of winning his class.
 
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Seems he tested positive for smoking hash or something "recreational".

Awful stupid on his part. He had great chance of winning his class.
If that's the case, he should be dropped from all training schemes also. Olympic boxers are amateur only in name, the state pumps a lot of cash into all top level sportsmen through the associations. Let's hear the full story but it sounds very irresponsible.
 

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IABA hanging him out to dry.

Leaking loads of stuff O'Reilly is alleged to have done in past that led to him being subject to fines and threatened dropping from the squad, which he only avoided by threat of court action.

Sort of feel sorry for him, as it is to all intents and purpose the end of his boxing career.
 

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Doesn't sound like the IABA is going to come out of this smelling of roses. Reported that they had the info re test for a while and didn't pass it on to Olympic authorities?? If true, some explaining to do.
Mick Dowling was hinting the same on Drivetime. One has to wonder is the timing of this by the IABA the last nasty cynical vindictive instalment in the Billy Walsh saga?
 

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Mick Dowling was hinting the same on Drivetime. One has to wonder is the timing of this by the IABA the last nasty cynical vindictive instalment in the Billy Walsh saga?

There's no way the IABA want this now!

More likely, and worse, they were hoping it wouldn't come out until afterwards.
 


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