Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sackcloth and ashes still needed

It's not just in the area of economics where Ireland seems to have reputational issues after the smugness of the Tiger years:

RTE -- The Olympic Council of Ireland is investigating an allegation that an Irish competitor at the London Games previously bet on an opponent to win an event in which they were both competing. A spokesman said the council has informed the athlete, whom it will not name, about an anonymous allegation that two bets were made in favour of an opponent in an unspecified sport prior to the Olympics.

Note: Ireland's sporting administrative elite could use a dose of humility.