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国际英语新闻:Boxing set to stay in Olympics as AIBA frozen out

时间:2019-12-10 23:53:52 出处:世界阅读(143)

China's Hu Jianguan (L) competes against Armenia's Narek Abgaryan during the men's fly(52KG) preliminary of Boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 15, 2016. Hu Jianguan defeated Narek Abgaryan. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)Boxing is set to appear on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games calendar, while the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should be suspended, according to the recommendation of the IOC's Executive Board to next month's IOC Session.Former AIBA president Gafur Rahimov, an Uzbek businessman who has been linked to organized crime by US authorities, is the driving force for any suspension inflicted on the AIBA, despite his resignation in March.The IOC said that its decision was based on the recommendations of the report of the Inquiry Committee, set up by the Executive Board due to issues in areas of finance, governance, ethics and refereeing and judging, adding that "there has been a lack of satisfactory progress."If its recommendation is approved by the Session in June, the Executive Board would also confirm that the total athlete quota and number of events would be maintained at 286 and 13 respectively.The IOC added that the status of AIBA's full recognition will in principle be reviewed after Tokyo 2020."Today's decision was taken in the interest of the athletes and the sport of boxing," said the IOC President Thomas Bach, adding that "we want to ensure that the athletes can live their dream and participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020."

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