Boxing’s future at the Olympic Games in doubt… again

Boxing’s future at the Olympic Games in doubt… again

Olympic boxing is in jeopardy again.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reportedly removed the sport from the 2028 lineup. In a statement, the committee expressed its concern with the new leadership of the International Boxing Association (IBA), President Umar Kremlev.

“Following these disturbing developments, the IOC [executive board] The situation should be fully reviewed at the next meeting, the statement added.

The IOC has previously expressed “serious concerns” over Kremlin’s leadership of the IBA and has therefore dropped boxing from the initial list of sports for the 2028 Games.

The IOC wrote to the Kremlin in May to address concerns about the IBA’s governance, referee integrity and financial sustainability, the Guardian reported. But Kremlev responded in April that the IBA had “built trust and confidence” with the IOC.

In the year In 2013, boxing was proposed to be removed from the 2020 Olympic Games, but that ultimately fell through.

Then in the year In 2017, after former IBA president CK Wu was suspended before stepping down, IOC president Thomas Bach said:

“There are governance issues, the financial statements are not fully transparent, there are still open questions about the judiciary, the judiciary and anti-doping.”

Thus, the 2020 Olympic Games were directly controlled by the IOC. But the controversy continued last year when Canadian legal expert Professor Richard McLaren published an independent report that the lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games had been rigged and rigged.

Boxing is still on the schedule for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, but will be governed by a task force appointed by the IOC.

Boxing has been a part of the Olympics since 1904. Many boxers have moved on from the Games to professional boxing including Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, Wladimir Klitschko, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali – to name a few.


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