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IOC sanctions 3 boxers for betting on fights at Rio Olympics

Three Olympic boxers — including one who bet on himself to lose — received "severe reprimands" on Wednesday for betting on fights during last month's Rio de Janeiro Games. Ireland's … Click to Continue »
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