BOXING COULD BE KNOCKED OFF FROM OLYMPICS

Boxing risks being thrown out of the Olympics unless the sport’s ruling body addresses “grave” concerns regarding its graver-nance, the International Olympic Committee executive board said on Wednesday.

A strongly worded IOC statement warned that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) must tackle governance issues at its upcoming congress or it could face sanctions. “The Executive Board of the IOC today expressed its ongoing extreme concern with the grave situation within the grave situation within International Boxing Association (AIBA) and its current governance,” the board said in a statement.
The executive board, meeting in Buenos Aires where the Youth Olympic Games begin on Saturday, said the troubles in the AIBA and boxing but of sport in general” “Therefore, the IOC reiterates its clear position that if the governance issues are not  properly addressed to the satisfaction of the IOC at the forthcoming ALBA Congress, the existence of boxing on the Olympic programme and even the recognition of LABA as an International Federation recognized by the IOC are under threat.” The IOC warned in July that boxing could still be axed from the 2020n Tokyo Olympics if the ALBA did not put its house in order.

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