Boxing: No to IBA for holding qualifying events and competitions at the Olympic Games Paris 2024
There is also a question mark over the continuation of boxing on the Olympic games schedule for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
In the interest of the athletes and the boxing community, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that the boxing qualifying events and competitions at the Olympic games Paris 2024 will not be run under the authority of the International Boxing Association (IBA).
There is also a question mark over the continuation of boxing in the Olympic games scheduled for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
The governance of the International Boxing Association (IBA) and its referring judging systems have been under fire for a long time. There has been continuous criticism both over the manner in which the International Sports Federation is being run as well as the systems followed in referring to and judging the IBA-sponsored major events.
The decision of the Executive Board of the IOC to keep the IBA out of the qualifying events as well as of the conduct of boxing competitions during the 2024 Olympic Games is centred on the athletes and the need to provide certainty on the Olympic competitions and qualifications.
The IOC administration will finalise on an exceptional basis alternative models for the organisation of these boxing competitions, working closely with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee and athletes’ representatives. The outcomes of these discussions and suggested recommendations will then be presented to the IOC EB in due course.