TSX HEADLINES – for September 5, 2018: AIBA, the international federation for boxing, has been having a rough time.
Allegations of financial mismanagement, mass suspensions of judges at the Rio Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee threatening to expel it from the Tokyo Games in 2020.
So the recent Asian Games – attended in part by IOC chief Thomas Bach – should have been a showcase for the reformed federation, yes?
No. More trouble with judging, bad behavior and now a 180-degree turn by AIBA to review the verdicts of its judges. Can boxing, which has been in every Olympic Games from 1920 to today, survive!
All these details are in our Lane One commentary, plus out-of-control politics and lots of world championships coming up this week:
(1) THE TICKER: Isn’t sports supposed to be about athletic competition? The International Biathlon Union is about to suspend four Russians for doping and now there are claims of Russian interference in Friday’s IBU presidential election. Oh, yes, and Kerry Perry resigned as USA Gymnastics chief executive after nine months on the job.
(2) ARCHERY: American Brady Ellison goes for his third straight world title in the World Field Archery Championships in Cortina, Italy this weekend …
(3) WATER POLO: The no. 1-ranked U.S. women’s water polo team is in the FINA Women’s World Cup in Russia and won its first game, 18-2!
(4) ATHLETICS: Another win for American shot put star Ryan Crouser over world leader Tomas Walsh of New Zealand and all the highlights of the IAAF World Challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia!
(5) FOOTBALL: Another shutout for the U.S. women’s National team, 4-0, over Chile, thanks to terrific play from Tobin Health and two goals from Carli Lloyd!
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