Michael Conlan reacted angrily to a controversial points decision at Rio 2016. "I came for gold and I've been cheated," said the boxer.
Furious boxer Michael Conlan vowed never to compete in the Olympic Games again after a controversial points defeat ended his hopes of claiming a medal at Rio 2016.
Irish bantamweight Conlan, a bronze medallist at London 2012, lost by unanimous decision to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin on Tuesday, despite feeling he had done more than enough to win.
Conlan told the BBC: "I came for gold and I've been cheated.
"I'll not do another Olympics. I would advise anybody not to compete for the AIBA [Amateur International Boxing Association]."
In an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE, Conlan was heavily critical of AIBA, alleging corruption within the body as he stated: "Amateur boxing stinks, from the core right to the top."
The 24-year-old went on to send a tweet to the official account of Russian president Vladimir Putin, which read: "Hey Vlad @PutinRF_Eng How much did they charge you bro?? @AIBA_Boxing #Rio2016."
An AIBA official was quoted by the Telegraph as describing Conlan's allegations as "foundless".
The official said: "Michael is a current world champion and he came here with high expectations. His disappointment is massive, we can all understand that. It's his personal judgment.
"AIBA is striving for a fair, level-playing field. The idea is not to benefit one country towards another. These statements are foundless but he's free to have his opinion."