News | Aug 31 2016

AIBA considering reforms after Rio 2016

AIBA hold high level meetings in the aftermath of the Olympic Games, writes John Dennen
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AIBA president Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu held meetings with the vice presidents and commission chairs of his organisation over the course of two days in Lausanne to discuss the changes implemented in Olympic boxing and consider reforms.

They will examine the structure for referees and judges in AIBA, including reviewing the management and certification procedures for these officials and considering whether to implement a scoring system that uses five judges. At present five judges score a contest but only three, selected at random, of those scores are used to determine the result.

Over the course of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games there was outrage over certain key decisions.