Monday July 30,2012 : IRISH OLYMPIAN NAMED IN BETTING FURORE
Sailor Peter O’Leary the subject of investigation, say sources
Several European newspapers identified the Irish Olympic team member involved in the Olympic betting investigation as yachtsman Peter O'Leary Sunday.
Most quoted anonymous sources as saying that O'Leary had done nothing wrong when he placed a number of small bets on various events – including one in which he was a competitor – at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
"There was a fleet of 15 or 16 boats in Beijing," one source said. "Peter was a rookie four years ago. He was not competing in the medal race, so he was not in a position to influence the result".
There have also been claims that, at the time the bets were placed, O'Leary was not breaking any Olympic rules, which only changed a year ago to forbid Olympic participants to gamble.