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Michael Conlan report could see boxing taken out of the Olympics… but that would be a tragedy for sport

Sean McGoldrick


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Suspicious activity: Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia in 2016

Suspicious activity: Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia in 2016

Professor Richard McLaren. Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Professor Richard McLaren. Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

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Suspicious activity: Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia in 2016

The International Olympic Committee now has the perfect excuse to dump boxing from the Olympics.

The publication yesterday of the first of a three-volume report into allegations of refereeing corruption at the Rio Olympics in 2016 is a damning indictment of how the sport was run by its governing body AIBA.


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