Zurich[Switzerland],June 25.The Executive Board of International Olympic Committee has decided that the boxing qualifying events and competitions at the Olympic Game 2024 Paris will not be run under the authority of the International Boxing Association.
The International Boxing Association had already been barred from the 2020 Olympic in Tokyo with the organisation’s presence in the 2028 Los Angeles Games also uncertain.
Boxing will take place in Paris 2024 but McConnell said the Olympic organization remained” very concerned by the governance, the refereeing and judging process and the finance ” of the amateur boxing body”.
Many Olympic Games have been depraved by suspicions of corruption of judges and referees, from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The IOC will decide “in due time “on the terms of organization of boxing in Paris “by working closely with the organising committee and the representatives of the athletes ” McConnell added.
Although boxing, which made its Olympic bow in St Louis in 1904, is guaranteed to be on the Paris 2024 programme, its presence at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is still in the balance.
“We’ve been looking for clarity from the IBA for many years,” said McConnell.
“The (IOC) board felt enough was enough.”