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28/09/2021

Laois boxer Michael O'Reilly suspended for allegedly failing drugs testahead of Olympics

O'Reilly will have right to appeal the decision

Laois boxer Michael O'Reilly suspended for allegedly failing drugs testahead of Olympics
Pat Somers pat@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

Laois boxer Michael O'Reilly has been suspended from the Olympic line up after allegedly failing a drug test.

It's understood that the Portlaoise based boxer had an “alleged violation” of a test that was taken in Ireland, prior to the team's departure for Rio.

The A sample turned up positive.

O'Reilly will have the right to appeal the result by having the B sample tested.

O'Reilly was ranked as the No.2 middleweight going to the Games.

He had a tumultuous run to the Olympics, having been denied a place due to a controversial judging decision in Doha last year, before injury robbed him of his chance in Turkey last April.

Left with one chance to qualify, the middleweight made no mistake in a tournament in Baku last month,

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