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CAS rejects the IBF’s objection

CAS rejects the IBF’s objection

The International Boxing Association (CAS) rejected the International Boxing Association’s (IBA) appeal against the impending end as an Olympic federation. CAS announced on Tuesday. The executive director of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had previously recommended withdrawing recognition from the world federation. This is due to be finalized at the Extraordinary General Meeting of the International Olympic Committee on Thursday.

The decision will have no impact on the boxing program at the Olympics. The sport must be represented at the Olympic Games in Paris regardless of the federation’s suspension.

The IOC’s decision against the IBF, led by controversial Russian President Umar Karimlev, is based on a report by the Olympic Board of Directors in early June on the status of the boxing federation. The executive justified its recommendation by saying that since its suspension in 2019, the IBA has been unable to “address the IOC’s continuing concerns about its governance, financial transparency, sustainability, and integrity of the arbitration and registration processes”. The IBA rejected the allegations and then called the Court of Sport.

IBA has been suspended since 2019, among other things for questionable association management and a lack of financial transparency. As a result, boxing was removed from the Olympic program for the Los Angeles 2028 Games. Qualification for Paris 2024 and the Olympic matches is in the hands of a staff created by the IOC – as was the case at the Tokyo Olympics. A number of national federations have created a competitive federation called World Boxing, which is set to be formally established in November.

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