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IOC recommends boxing keeps its place in Tokyo Olympics but not under AIBA


LAUSANNE: Boxing should stay its place at subsequent 12 months's Olympic Games however popularity of AIBA, the governing frame of the sport's amateur model, should be suspended, the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) government board beneficial on Wednesday.

The IOC stated in a observation that it will instead arrange a job pressure to organise the boxing competitions, including the qualification occasions to be held between January and May.


The recommendations followed an IOC inquiry into the price range and governance of AIBA which has been in turmoil for years.

AIBA says it has gone through a profound reform programme in the final 18 months and carried out the whole thing that has been requested of it but the IOC stated that "there has been a lack of satisfactory progress".

"Today’s decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing. We want to ensure that the athletes can live their dream and participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020," IOC President Thomas Bach informed journalists.

"At the similar time, we provide a pathway again to lifting the suspension, however there must be additional fundamental exchange.”

The recommendations will probably be put to a complete IOC consultation in Lausanne in June. The IOC added that AIBA's standing should be reviewed after the Games.

While the IOC organises the Olympic Games as an entire, the federations run their own sports competitions inside that framework.


Suspension would rob AIBA of its main supply of funding and be a devastating blow to the frame which has organised Olympic boxing for 73 years.


AIBA president Gafur Rahimov suspended himself from the publish in March on account of his presence on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions checklist "for providing material toughen" to a criminal organisation. The Uzbek strongly denies the allegations.


He has been changed on an period in-between foundation through Mohamed Moustahsane.


The IOC showed the full athlete quota for boxing at the Tokyo Games would remain at 286 and the collection of 8 men’s occasions and five girls’s occasions could be maintained, as previously authorized.


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