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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.

Russian Boxing Federation calls for 'big reform' of AIBA in bid to retain administration of sport at Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Russian Boxing Federation calls for 'big reform' of AIBA in bid to retain administration of sport at Tokyo Olympics 2020

The head of the Russian Boxing Federation called for 'big reform' of AIBA in a last-ditch bid to keep the organisation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Boxing: Crisis-hit AIBA faces IOC's verdict on participation of sport in upcoming event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Boxing: Crisis-hit AIBA faces IOC's verdict on participation of sport in upcoming event

The verdict to be delivered by IOC president Thomas Bach comes after an investigation into the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), which has faced allegations of serious mismanagement

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AIBA's interim head Mohamed Moustahsane steps into fight to keep boxing in Olympics with clock ticking
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AIBA's interim head Mohamed Moustahsane steps into fight to keep boxing in Olympics with clock ticking

With as few as six weeks left to save boxing's place at the 2020 Olympics, the governing body's new interim president, Mohamed Moustahsane, is now in the IOC's home city for the final rounds of lobbying.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russia's Umar Kremlev offers to clear AIBA's multi-million debt if body is allowed to stay in charge
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russia's Umar Kremlev offers to clear AIBA's multi-million debt if body is allowed to stay in charge

Kremlev, in a letter to the IOC, said he was "ready to close the debts of AIBA in full so long as our favourite sport remains on the Olympic programme".

Under-pressure AIBA to learn boxing's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fate after end of IOC investigation in May
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Under-pressure AIBA to learn boxing's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fate after end of IOC investigation in May

Boxing's inclusion in Tokyo depends on the outcome of an investigation into AIBA by the IOC, which has presented the body with a list of 41 questions.

Embattled Gafur Rakhimov steps down as head of AIBA amidst protracted spat with International Olympic Committee
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Embattled Gafur Rakhimov steps down as head of AIBA amidst protracted spat with International Olympic Committee

The Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov said that under his leadership the work done this last year has revitalised and energised AIBA and boxing, but the IOC seems to disagree.

International Boxing Association approves new uniforms for female boxers to wear for religious reasons
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International Boxing Association approves new uniforms for female boxers to wear for religious reasons

AIBA says "hijabs and full body form-fitting uniforms" have been designed "that do not compromise the competition and therefore the health of the boxers."

AIBA chief Gafur Rakhimov says he 'understands IOC's concerns' over boxing's troubled world organising body
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AIBA chief Gafur Rakhimov says he 'understands IOC's concerns' over boxing's troubled world organising body

"AIBA members and boxers from around the world should be proud of this," Rakhimov said, declaring that AIBA "is healthy now and in better shape than ever before".

AIBA anxious over qualifiers for 2020 Olympics amid IOC's probe into boxing's troubled governing body
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AIBA anxious over qualifiers for 2020 Olympics amid IOC's probe into boxing's troubled governing body

The IOC froze preparations for boxing at the 2020 Games in Tokyo and launched a probe regarding the governance, ethics and financial management of the AIBA.

2020 Tokyo Olympics organisers say they are working to stage boxing tournament at Games despite freeze by IOC
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2020 Tokyo Olympics organisers say they are working to stage boxing tournament at Games despite freeze by IOC

Boxing has an ancient Olympic tradition and has featured at every modern games since 1904, expect the 1912 Games in Stockholm because Swedish law at the time banned the sport.

International Olympic Committee freezes boxing preparations for 2020 Tokyo Games, launches probe into AIBA
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International Olympic Committee freezes boxing preparations for 2020 Tokyo Games, launches probe into AIBA

IOC sports director Kit McConnell said qualifying for the 2020 boxing tournament had been put on hold, making it the only sport not to have its qualifiers approved.

Boxing superpower Cuba worried about sport's Olympic future with IOC unhappy with AIBA's functioning
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Boxing superpower Cuba worried about sport's Olympic future with IOC unhappy with AIBA's functioning

Boxing is the one sport in which the island nation of Cuba is a super-power, having won almost half of its 78 summer Olympic gold medals in the sport.

IOC to decide on boxing's Olympic future in Tokyo after controversial Gafur Rakhimov's election as AIBA president
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IOC to decide on boxing's Olympic future in Tokyo after controversial Gafur Rakhimov's election as AIBA president

The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the Rio Games in 2016 when all 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout-fixing.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 82: Kosovo's participation at the World Boxing Championships, AITA administrative changes and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 82: Kosovo's participation at the World Boxing Championships, AITA administrative changes and more

Donjeta Sadiku's participation at the Women's World Boxing Championships, AITA administrative changes — we discuss these stories and more on Episode 82 of Spodcast.

Women's World Boxing Championships: BFI still hopeful of Kosovo's participation as tournament kicks off in New Delhi
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Women's World Boxing Championships: BFI still hopeful of Kosovo's participation as tournament kicks off in New Delhi

"As far as Kosovo is concerned, we are quite confident that we will be able to persuade our government on this issue," Boxing Federation of India chief Ajay Singh said.

AIBA chief Gafur Rakhimov says boxing will remain in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games roster
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AIBA chief Gafur Rakhimov says boxing will remain in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games roster

Boxing faces uncertain Olympic future but the world body chief Gafur Rakhimov on Wednesday said the sport will remain in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games roster having made improvement on several aspects as sought by the International Olympic Committee

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AIBA's future hangs in balance as IOC assesses report on embattled president Gafur Rakhimov
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AIBA's future hangs in balance as IOC assesses report on embattled president Gafur Rakhimov

Gafur Rakhimov's election has caused consternation at the IOC with the 67-year-old linked to organised crime by the US Treasury Department, a charge he denies

Newly-elected AIBA President Gafur Rakhimov urges IOC to accept 'olive branch' in the name of Olympism
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Newly-elected AIBA President Gafur Rakhimov urges IOC to accept 'olive branch' in the name of Olympism

Gafur Rakhimov said the AIBA election during its Congress in Moscow last week was conducted in a transparent manner.

AIBA elects controversial Gafur Rakhimov as president putting boxing's Olympic future in jeopardy
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AIBA elects controversial Gafur Rakhimov as president putting boxing's Olympic future in jeopardy

Gafur Rakhimov won 86 of the 134 second-round votes in the ballot in Moscow to beat his only opponent, former boxer Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan.