IBA ousted from 2024 Olympics

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).

This the second consecutive Olympics that the IBA is banned from overseeing Olympic boxing. The various IOC concerns around the governance of the IBA, including the refereeing and judging process and its financial dependency on the state-owned company Gazprom, are still ongoing.

Whether or not boxing will be included in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles will be discussed at a later stage.

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  • This is the IBA, the international amateur organization, not to be confused with the IBA, the almost completely forgotten professional sanctioning organization.

  • Yeah, let’s get rid of Olympic boxing–which has a 2,700-year Olympic history–so we can make room for simp games like ping pong and trampoline.

    • If they could do it with Greco-Roman wrestling which went back to the days of ancient Greece, then they can eliminate any sport. Boxing included

  • Ask a member of the general public to Name one Greco Roman gold medalist or even competitor ever. Boxing would be one of the highest viewed sports outside of the running sprints and swimming. Grant womens weight lifting gained interest when the fat 50 yr old man entered last year and came last.

  • Rulon Gardner gained fame when he won the Greco-Roman heavyweight Olympic title.

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