News | Nov 30 2018

IOC launch investigation into AIBA

The process could lead to the International Olympic Committee withdrawing recognition for AIBA, writes John Dennen
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THE IOC (the International Olympic Committee) have launched an inquiry into AIBA. This could lead to the IOC withdrawing their recognition of AIBA and ultimately puts at risk boxing’s place as an Olympic sport.

The executive board did acknowledge some points of progress that AIBA have made but emphasised significant concern over its governance, ethics and financial management.

Planning for an Olympic boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 has been frozen. This includes contacts between AIBA and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, ticket sales, test event planning, finalisation of the competition schedule and even the implentation of an Olympic qualification system.


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