- First time IOC has removed a governing body
- Boxing will remain in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics
The final bell has sounded for the governing body of amateur boxing after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to expel the International Boxing Association (IBA) from the Olympic movement. The decision, which was backed by 69 members – with one vote against and 10 abstentions – is the first time the IOC has kicked out a governing body in its 129-year history.
However, the IOC president, Thomas Bach, confirmed boxing would remain in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, even though it now lacks an international federation to run the sport. “We do not have a problem with boxing, we do not have a problem with boxers,” he told an extraordinary IOC session. “On the contrary, we appreciate the boxers for living the values of their sport.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jun/22/ioc-expels-international-boxing-association-olympic-movement under the title “IOC expels International Boxing Association from Olympic movement”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.