The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday announced that boxing should maintain its place in 2020 Tokyo Games but not under the governing body International Boxing Association (AIBA), Anadolu Agency reports.
IOC President Thomas Bach said at a news conference in the Swiss city of Lausanne that IOC Executive Board (EB) had decided that boxing maintains its place on the sports program of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Bach said the decision was in favor of the athletes and added that there would be an appropriate qualification system for the boxers.
The board recommended stripping AIBA of its right to host amateur boxing after a report revealed legal and financial discrepancies in its ranks, AA adds.
Bach also noted that the status of AIBA’s full recognition would be reviewed after Tokyo 2020.