SportIOC president has 'serious concerns' about boxing federation

20:30  08 november  2018
20:30  08 november  2018 Source:   ap.org

Controversial Rakhimov's bid to lead boxing body suffers setback

Controversial Rakhimov's bid to lead boxing body suffers setback The Uzbek businessman standing to lead the International Boxing Association (AIBA), despite threats the sport will be thrown out of the Olympics if he wins a weekend vote, suffered a first setback Friday when he failed to win enough support from delegates. At the opening of a congress in Moscow due to elect a new head of the association on Saturday, Gafur Rakhimov proposed to temporarily withdraw from the position if he is elected, in order to avoid a conflict with the IOC which is worried about his controversial reputation.

Aiba knew the International Olympic Committee had “grave concerns ” about the governance and direction of the Gafur Rakhimov elected president of Aiba despite IOC criticisms. Read more. Now the dust has settled, two things are clear. Rakhimov rules Aiba and the IOC has to quickly decide

The International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) has said it is “extremely worried” that a man linked to organised crime has been named as the Interim President of the International Boxing Association (Aiba). Uzbek national Gafur Rakhimov was appointed to the role on Saturday, when he promised to

ROME — The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association.

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Underdog candidate fights for boxing's Olympic future With boxing's Olympic future on the line, Serik Konakbayev will fight to save his sport. The one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan is the underdog candidate in Saturday's presidential vote at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation locked in conflict with the International Olympic Committee, which hasn't decided whether boxing will be on the 2020 Olympic program. The IOC hinted it could refuse to recognize AIBA if incumbent interim president Gafur Rakhimov, the other candidate, wins. Rakhimov is on a U.S.

(ATR) The IOC has stopped payment of about million due from the Rio Olympics over concerns with governance. The crisis comes as AIBA finds itself The withholding of payments to federations is an uncommon step by the IOC , taken only when there’s serious concern . For boxing , this has

As of January 2018, the IOC had sanctioned 43 Russian athletes from the 2014 Winter Olympics and banned them from competing in the 2018 edition and all Not being sanctioned does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation" and that "this [case] may have a serious impact on the future fight

Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list for alleged links to international heroin trafficking, was elected Saturday as head of AIBA. The sanctions bar U.S. citizens and companies from doing business with him. He has denied wrongdoing.

"First of all, the issue with AIBA is not only about the election of the one person to president," International Olympic president Thomas Bach said Thursday. "We have expressed serious concerns for over a year with regard to the overall governance of the AIBA, with regard to their anti-doping program, with regard to their finances."

Bach, who was in Rome for meetings, added that the IOC has asked AIBA to provide a report containing its view "and what they think that they have done to address these issues."

The IOC has yet to confirm boxing is on the program for the 2020 Tokyo Games and has threatened to host an Olympic boxing tournament without AIBA, cutting off the financially troubled federation from a key funding source.

The IOC will take up the AIBA case at a board meeting in Tokyo next month.

"We don't want athletes to be punished for misbehavior of officials or organizations," Bach said. "Whatever decision will be made we will make our best effort to give the boxers an opportunity to continue their Olympic dream."


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