Irish boxer Michael O’Reilly becomes first athlete to test positive for drugs at the Rio Olympics


23 year old Irish Boxer Michael O’Reilly has become the first athlete to fail a drug test at Rio Olympics after he was caught by a random drug test before his team flew to Brazil yesterday for the tournament. The Irish Amateur Boxing Federation confirmed that O’Reilly is temporarily suspended pending a full investigation.


Following his positive test he has the right as an athlete to request a B-sample. Michael has a week to clear his name before being struck out of the Olympic Games as his opening bout, a second round fight as he is third seed, is scheduled for next week Friday. Michael O’Reilly was earlier in May fined £5,000 and sent home from an Olympic qualifying tournament in Turkey for bringing Irish boxing into disrepute.
Irish boxer Michael O’Reilly becomes first athlete to test positive for drugs at the Rio Olympics Irish boxer Michael O’Reilly becomes first athlete to test positive for drugs at the Rio Olympics Reviewed by Kenneth Nwafor on August 05, 2016 Rating: 5

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