Olympic Council of Ireland confirm Michael O'Reilly's Rio 2016 is over

The body released a statement

Olympic Council of Ireland confirm Michael O'Reilly's Rio 2016 is over

Ireland's Michael O'Reilly (Red) with his gold medal ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Olympic Council of Ireland have confirmed that boxer Michael O'Reilly is out of the Rio Olympics.

The fighter, who had initially been part of Team Ireland's panel before his A sample tested positive for a banned substance, tonight admitted that he unintentionally took a supplement which may have contained a banned substance.

In a follow-up statement, the council that O'Reilly will not contest his provisional suspension.

"The OCI can today confirm that Michael O’Reilly is no longer contesting the provisional suspension imposed on him on the 4 August 2016 and will not compete for Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. No further communication will be made on the matter," they said.