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Team Ireland shaken by alleged betting scandal

On the eve of the Games, the IOC received a complaint that an Irish athlete had allegedly bet on an opponent in a previous event.

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THE OPENING DAY of the Olympic Games has brought controversy to the Irish team after reports of an alleged betting scandal.

Today’s Irish Independent reports that Pat Hickey – president of the Olympic Council of Ireland – received a complaint that an Irish competitor due to compete at the games had, in the past, allegedly placed a bet on an opponent in a previous competition.

Speaking to TheScore.ie this morning, a spokesperson for the OCI could only confirm that the reports are accurate, adding: “It’s a legal matter now.”

A full investigation is underway.

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