The IOC decided the fate of Boxing at the Olympics

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www.vsyako.netThe building is the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Asennettu: Anton Denisov / RIA Novosti

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended to leave the box in the IGR-2020 program. This was reported on the website of the organization.

It is noted that the Executive Committee sent the forthcoming session of the IOC recommendation to leave the box in the program, but to deprive the International Boxing Association (AIBA) official recognition. According to the President of the IOC Thomas Bach, the decision was made in the interests of the athletes who dream to compete at the Olympics.

AIBA is the organization of the Boxing tournament at the Games in Tokyo he’ll do IOC. For this purpose was created a special working group.

About the possible exception of Boxing from the Olympic games, Bach said in February 2018. AIBA for several years, is experiencing financial difficulties. In addition, the IOC has any questions for the leadership of the Federation, the head of which Gafur Rakhimov came to power after a series of permutations. Plans to conduct a Boxing tournament had been frozen in November of the same year after the start of the investigation in respect of AIBA. Later Rakhimov temporarily left his post, he was replaced by Moroccan Mohammed Mustain.

Boxing included in the Olympic program since 1904. Prior to the Games in Rio de Janeiro in the competition were allowed to participate only to Amateur athletes, with 2016 in the fight for Olympic medals joined professionals.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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