IBA disappointed with IOC decision not to allow organization of Paris Games boxing tournament
MOSCOW, June 25 – The International Boxing Federation (IBA) is disappointed with the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to be allowed to organize the Olympic qualification and boxing tournament for the 2024 Olympics, the IBA said in a statement on its official website.
On Friday, the IOC announced that the Olympic boxing tournament at the Paris Games will not be held under the auspices of the IBA, despite the fact that the IOC has not yet determined the qualification conditions.
“As the IBA Board was elected only last month and the key elements of the Olympic Qualification System were approved today, as previously announced by the IOC, the IBA is deeply disappointed with the decision and will carefully consider its next steps over time. The IBA will continue to work to reform its management, financial integrity and sporting integrity so that boxers and the organization itself can have an equal chance,” the statement said.
In 2019, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the membership of the IBA (then AIBA) due to the organization’s failure to comply with the requirements of the committee. The boxing tournament at the Olympics was saved, but at the Tokyo Games it was held by a special commission of the IOC. In December 2020, Russian Umar Kremlev was elected head of the IBA.
The Paris Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.