Sergiu took the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. In a finding today, they dismissed the appeal.
Although disappointed with the result, Sergiu said that he wished the Irish team all the best in Rio.
Ciobanu statement: "I fully respect the decision of CAS and wish each and every member of the Irish marathon team every success at Rio."— Cathal Dennehy (@Cathal_Dennehy) July 22, 2016