The ultimate in hedging your bet. There’s generally no upside to losing a sports bet. A rare exception: Irish boxer Steve Donnelly, who bet on himself to lose at the Olympics so he’d get a few dollars in case he didn’t win his fight.
Donnelly placed eight cumulative bets, including two on his opponent, Tuvshinbat Byamba of Mongolia, to win their first-round welterweight bout, the IOC said.
Irish pair Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly are reprimanded along with Britain's Antony Fowler for betting on Olympic events.
• Three fighters wagered on contests they were not involved in• Olympic associations under fire for not educating competitors The International Olympic Committee has issued “severe reprimands” to Team GB boxer Anthony Fowler and Iri...
The IOC has reprimanded three boxers _ two from Ireland and one from Britain _ for betting on fights at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro