Boxing at 2020 Tokyo Olympics remains in doubt after IOC addresses concerns with sport's governance and management

Boxing could still be axed from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after the IOC admitted Thursday that concerns remain over the sport's governance and management by the International Boxing Federation (

Agence France-Presse July 20, 2018 10:44:58 IST
Boxing at 2020 Tokyo Olympics remains in doubt after IOC addresses concerns with sport's governance and management

Lausanne: Boxing could still be axed from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after the IOC admitted on Thursday that concerns remain over the sport's governance and management by the International Boxing Federation (AIBA).

Boxing at 2020 Tokyo Olympics remains in doubt after IOC addresses concerns with sports governance and management

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"The IOC Executive Board received a report on the AIBA situation and highlighted its significant ongoing concern with a number of key areas... that require further information and confirmation," said an IOC statement.

These areas involved "governance, ethical and financial management".

In February, the IOC said they had been "extremely worried" and "extremely preoccupied" by the nomination of Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov for the AIBA's interim presidency.

"The IOC executive board decided to maintain its position which includes continued suspension of any financial contributions from IOC to AIBA and the right to review the inclusion of boxing on the programme of the 2020 Olympics."

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the situation will be further evaluated at the next meeting of the executive board in Tokyo from 30 November - 2 December.

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