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IOC Session withdraws recognition of International Boxing Association

22 Jun 2023 –140th IOC Session

Upon the recommendation of the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IOC Session, which met remotely on 22 June 2023, has decided to withdraw recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA), in accordance with Rule 3.7 of the Olympic Charter (OC).
This decision is based on the IOC Comprehensive Report on the Situation of the IBA dated 2 June 2023, discussed and approved by the IOC EB on 7 June 2023.
The report establishes that the IBA has failed to fulfil the conditions set by the IOC in its decision communicated to the IBA on 9 December 2021 – which was not challenged by the IBA – for lifting the suspension of the IBA’s recognition.
As an additional consequence of the above decision, the IOC Session has decided that the IBA will not organise the Olympic Games LA28 boxing tournament.
In the preparation of this report, the IBA was granted the right to be heard in writing and to provide any information it deemed relevant; consequently, the IBA’s reply was shared with the IOC Members, along with the recommendation by the IOC Executive Board.In the interest of the boxing athletes and the sport of boxing, the IOC Session also followed the IOC EB’s recommendation to maintain boxing on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, in accordance with the IOC EB’s decisions communicated on 24 June 2022, 8 September 2022 and 6 December 2022.
The IBA had already appealed to CAS concerning the recommendation of the IOC EB. The IOC successfully opposed this request. As there is now a new opportunity to appeal, the IOC is not in a position to comment further on the situation.

For the background information read the full article on the IOC website

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