IBA approves of Ireland and Switzerland’s decision to remain in the organization
MOSCOW, 27 Aug – The International Boxing Association (IBA) welcomes the decision of the national federations of Ireland and Switzerland to remain in the organization, according to the IBA website.
On Friday, the Swiss Boxing Federation decided to cancel the withdrawal process from the IBA, as a result of which the president of the organization left his post. On Saturday, at an extraordinary meeting, the Boxing Federation of Ireland voted against leaving the IBA. In August, an alternative organization to the IBA called World Boxing announced it would expand to 12 federations, all of which left the IBA.
In 2019, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) withdrew recognition from the IBA (then AIBA). The boxing tournament at the Olympics was saved, but at the Tokyo Games it was held by a special commission of the IOC. During an extraordinary session on June 22, the IOC accepted the recommendation of the executive board of the organization not to return recognition to the IBA, as the association did not fulfill the necessary conditions set by the IOC in December 2021. The boxing tournament at the 2024 Olympics will again be held without the participation of the IBA.
The IBA admits athletes from Russia and Belarus to international tournaments under the flags of their countries. The association is headed by Russian Umar Kremlev.