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Olympic sports fall woefully short of gender equality at boardroom level, finds ASOIF review
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Olympic sports fall woefully short of gender equality at boardroom level, finds ASOIF review

A review of Olympic sports bodies published on Tuesday found none had equal representation of women on their ruling boards.

Boxing Federation of India to pay part of outstanding dues by 20 May; AIBA threatens suspension on delay
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Boxing Federation of India to pay part of outstanding dues by 20 May; AIBA threatens suspension on delay

India lost the hosting rights of the 2021 men's world championship for non-payment of host fee ($400,000), which prompted AIBA to impose a penalty of $500,000 on the national federation.

Decision taken in haste: BFI on AIBA taking 2021 men's world championship's hosting rights away from India
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Decision taken in haste: BFI on AIBA taking 2021 men's world championship's hosting rights away from India

In a statement on Monday night, AIBA handed over the championship, originally allotted to India in 2017, to Serbian capital Belgrade.

India loses hosting rights for 2021 Men's World Boxing Championship to Serbia as AIBA alleges non-payment of host fee
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India loses hosting rights for 2021 Men's World Boxing Championship to Serbia as AIBA alleges non-payment of host fee

The Boxing Federation of India acknowledged the delay but blamed it on "procedural complications" arising out of the AIBA's failure to resolve "issues" with regards to the account in which the money was to be transferred

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AIBA should have its suspension lifted before Games take place in 2021, says official
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AIBA should have its suspension lifted before Games take place in 2021, says official

Amateur boxing’s international governing body (AIBA) should be able to complete its reforms and have its suspension lifted before the Tokyo Games are held in 2021, a Russian boxing official who also holds a position at AIBA said on Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Afghan refugee boxer Farid Walizadeh ruled out of qualifying tournament in London due to injury
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Afghan refugee boxer Farid Walizadeh ruled out of qualifying tournament in London due to injury

Stateless Afghan refugee boxer Farid Walizadeh suffered a blow to his hopes of fighting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after injury ruled him out of a qualifying tournament in London.

Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Amit Panghal, MC Mary Kom lead India's charge as rush for Tokyo berths resumes amid Coronavirus scare
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Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Amit Panghal, MC Mary Kom lead India's charge as rush for Tokyo berths resumes amid Coronavirus scare

Besides Panghal, attention will also be on Vikas Krishan, who is returning to the 69 kg division after a brief, undefeated stint in the professional circuit and will be gunning for his third straight Olympics

Embattled boxing body AIBA looking to change its name, says interim president Mohamed Moustahsane
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Embattled boxing body AIBA looking to change its name, says interim president Mohamed Moustahsane

Amateur boxing's troubled governing body AIBA is considering a name change after it was cut out of organising the Olympic tournaments this year.

Boxer L Sarita Devi elected unopposed as AIBA Athlete Commission member
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Boxer L Sarita Devi elected unopposed as AIBA Athlete Commission member

Sarita was in the running for the position as the sole candidate from the region. The commission features one male and a female boxer from each of the five regional confederations (Asia, Oceania, Europe, Americas, and Europe).

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marred by scandals, IOC's Boxing Task Force tests new judging system
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marred by scandals, IOC's Boxing Task Force tests new judging system

The new, computerised system makes the judges' scoring visible in real time, in a bid to avoid the sort of controversy that plagued boxing in Rio 2016 when dozens of officials and referees were suspended over alleged match-fixing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic boxing trials new 'transparent' judging system to 'regain trust'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic boxing trials new 'transparent' judging system to 'regain trust'

The new system, where judges' scoring is updated in real time on a screen, will be tested at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium, where the Tokyo 2020 boxing competition will be held.

Women's World Boxing Championships 2019: MC Mary Kom questions rationale behind 'protest rule' following semi-final exit
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Women's World Boxing Championships 2019: MC Mary Kom questions rationale behind 'protest rule' following semi-final exit

After Mary Kom lost her semi-finals bout 1-4 to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey, India lodged a protest but it was turned down by the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee.

Women's World Boxing Championships 2019: All you need to know about the mega event that begins in Russia on 3 October
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Women's World Boxing Championships 2019: All you need to know about the mega event that begins in Russia on 3 October

The 11th edition of Women's World Boxing Championships will serve as a qualification tournament for next year's Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Wuhan, China from 3-14 February, 2020. Here's all you need to know about the event.

German amateur featherweight champion boxer Zeina Nassar's fight to wear headscarf in the ring
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German amateur featherweight champion boxer Zeina Nassar's fight to wear headscarf in the ring

Zeina Nassar, 21, who discovered female boxing by watching online videos as a teenager, is a German amateur featherweight champion and dares to dream of Olympic glory.

World Boxing Championships 2019: Duryodhan Singh Negi advances to Round 2 as India continue unbeaten run
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World Boxing Championships 2019: Duryodhan Singh Negi advances to Round 2 as India continue unbeaten run

Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) entered the second round with wins. They join India's Amit Panghal (52kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) got first-round byes.

World Boxing Championship: Manish Kaushik eases past Kyrgyzstan's Uulu Argen Kadyrbek to enter second round in 63 kg category
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World Boxing Championship: Manish Kaushik eases past Kyrgyzstan's Uulu Argen Kadyrbek to enter second round in 63 kg category

Kaushik prevailed 5-0 in the thoroughly lopsided opening-round bout. He will next face the Netherland's Enrico Lacruz.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: BFI Executive Director RK Sacheti invited by IOC to advise on planning for boxing qualifiers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: BFI Executive Director RK Sacheti invited by IOC to advise on planning for boxing qualifiers

The IOC took control of the conduct of the Olympic Qualifiers owing to a long-standing administrative mess in the International Boxing Association (AIBA)

World Boxing Championships: Indian boxers spend first day sparring with Argentines with no competitive bouts on schedule
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World Boxing Championships: Indian boxers spend first day sparring with Argentines with no competitive bouts on schedule

India will open the World Boxing Championships campaign on Tuesday with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) taking on Poland's Maleusz Goinski.

World Boxing Championships: No Olympic berths up for grabs but Indian boxers aim to improve medal record at event
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World Boxing Championships: No Olympic berths up for grabs but Indian boxers aim to improve medal record at event

World Boxing Championships was stripped of Olympic qualifier status after the IOC lost patience with the long-standing administrative mess in the AIBA and took control of the entire process, which will now start next year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC details qualifying events for boxing, four continental tournaments confirmed between February and April
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC details qualifying events for boxing, four continental tournaments confirmed between February and April

The IOC has detailed a fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games for male and female boxers trying to qualify for Tokyo.