IOC Excludes International Boxing Association From 2024 Paris Olympics

IOC Excludes International Boxing Association From 2024 Paris Olympics

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that the Olympic Games Paris 2024 boxing qualifying events and competitions will not be run under the auspices of the International Boxing Association (IBA). This decision is focused on athletes and needs to be ensured for the Paris 2024 Olympics and qualifications.

The IOC administration will finalize alternative models for organizing inbox competitions on an exceptional basis, working closely with the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee and representatives of the athletes. The results of these discussions and the recommended recommendations will be presented to the IOC EB later.

Whether boxing will be included in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games program will be discussed later.

The IOC’s various concerns about the IBA’s governance, including the referencing and judging process, and its financial reliance on state-owned Gazprom continue.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on June 14 that the decision of the IBA Interim Nomination Unit, which disqualified presidential candidate Boris van der Werst and three other candidates, a day before the IBA’s scheduled election, was disqualified. Had given Was overturned. The CAS arbitrator accepted the request to reinstate him as a qualified candidate. In addition, the CAS said Omar Kremlio had violated the same principle but was the only candidate to run in the election.

Regarding the IBA qualification route planned for Paris 2024, the IOC EB noted that no host city agreement was signed for the qualifying competitions and that certified referees and The number of judges was insufficient.

Following an investigation and report by an IOC Inquiry Committee in 2019, the International Boxing Association (then also known as AIBA) was suspended by the IOC. The suspension is still in effect today.


Following the suspension, the IOC formed a special task force sent to provide qualifying events for the boxing tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The force provided a clear, fair and transparent path for boxers to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and ensured fair and equitable competition on both the Tokyo route and the Games.

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