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THE BIG PICTURE: With Congress on its tail, USOC is putting heat on...

Stung by the multiple Congressional inquiries into its responses – or lack of responses – to the sexual-abuse situations in swimming, gymnastics and other sports, the United States Olympic Committee has begun an intense program of review of its affiliated National Governing Bodies. The USOC has already begun the process of formally revoking the status […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing federation implements judging challenge rule

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) completed two days of Executive Committee meetings in Istanbul (TUR), with a significant modification to its competition format that recognizes the continuing frustration with refereeing and judging at its championship events. AIBA’s statement noted that “the new protest bout rule was passed with unanimous support, this new rule featuring a […]
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LANE ONE: Can it get any worse for boxers training for the 2020...

If you’re a boxer with Olympic aspirations, this has to be a difficult time, because all you can do is wait. You’re training, working and sweating, watching the calendar head toward 26-28 March. A major competition? Regional championship? World championship? Nope. The next meeting of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board, when more details about […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: IOC starts boxing inquiry with 41 questions

The International Olympic Committee’s inquiry into boxing has finally gotten started. The International Boxing Association, known by its old French acronym of AIBA, is in danger of being removed as the governing body of the sport by the IOC, and the sport’s place on the 2020 Olympic program is in jeopardy. Issues with judging, governance, […]
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LANE ONE: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in...

If you thought 2018 was a rough year for the Olympic Movement, in board rooms, courtrooms and the halls of the U.S. Congress, get your seat belts fastened for an even rockier ride in 2019. At the start of the year, there are already more than a handful of issues set to explode (or implode, […]
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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps the […]
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BOXING: AIBA wants to meet ASAP with IOC Working Group

In the aftermath of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board’s decision to form an ad hoc committee to examine whether the International Boxing Association...

LANE ONE: Walking in parallel, the IOC and USOC are reworking their power...

Perhaps not unexpectedly, the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee are walking, side-by-side, down a parallel road of de-certification of a sports governing body. What they do – and just as importantly – how they do it will re-shape the relationship between the IOC and the International Sports Federations and the USOC […]
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LANE ONE: The IOC punches AIBA, is WADA being played for a dope...

Quite a weekend of action off the fields of play, with major developments in the ongoing saga of boxing and the Olympic Games, doping in Russia and the USA Track & Field election for a nominee for the IAAF Council: ∙ The IOC wants to hurt AIBA, but not boxers The International Olympic Committee’s Executive […]
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BOXING: India’s hero Mary Kom wins sixth Women’s World title

With all of the tumult over boxing governance and its possible elimination from the Olympic program, a national hero came through with a record-setting...

BOXING: Finals being set in Women’s World Champs

The AIBA Women’s World Championships in New Delhi (IND) has reached the medal-deciding stage, with the first set of semifinals completed on Thursday and...

BOXING: India in hot water for refusing to admit Kosovo boxer for Women’s Worlds

While the AIBA Women’s World Championships are continuing in New Delhi (IND), the refusal of the Indian government to allow Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku...

BOXING Preview: Women’s World Champs start in New Delhi

Ten days of boxing will decide the women’s World Champions for 2018 as the 10th edition of the women’s championships take place in New Delhi (IND) through the 24th, at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. Olympic boxing for women is in its infancy, with just three weights at the 2016 Rio Games, but this will […]
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LANE ONE: Boxing elects “organized crime” leader Rakhimov as president; now what?

Elections of international federation presidents aren’t usually too exciting except for those in the sport. There are exceptions, of course, and one of those came on Saturday in Moscow (RUS), when the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) met to elect its new leader. The result may end boxing’s participation in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. […]
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BOXING: Konakbayev placed on the ballot by CAS

With the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presidential vote looming on Saturday (3 November), the Court of Arbitration for Sport formally cleared the way for...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing federation election controversy continues

With the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress and its presidential election coming on 3 November, the activity surrounding it has increased dramatically. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is deeply involved, with two motions in front of it. It disposed of the first on Wednesday, dismissing a request by the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation for a […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Now the leading candidate for the boxing presidency might resign...

“Should I be given the trust by AIBA members and be elected AIBA President, then also details about my position, background etc. will be included in the report to the IOC. “I’m convinced that we will then establish a good cooperation between the IOC and AIBA – something which we have already seen this week […]
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BOXING: Konakbayev appeals to CAS to be added to presidential ballot

The drama over the future of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) and its 3 November presidential election continues, now at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. At present, the only candidate on the ballot is Uzbek Gafir Rakhimov, the interim president, who has been named by the U.S. Treasury Department as an international criminal. But […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing on the razor’s edge of elimination from the Olympic...

You almost never hear language like this in a statement from the International Olympic Committee: “The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today expressed its ongoing extreme concern with the grave situation within the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and its current governance. … “Such behaviour is affecting not just the reputation of AIBA […]
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A bad Asian Games for boxing; will it be knocked out for 2020?

These are tense days for the International Boxing Federation, known in Olympic circles by its French acronym, AIBA. After an internal struggle over its finances, with charges that the organization is near bankruptcy and counter-charges of a coup, its 11-year president, C.K. Wu (TPE) was forced out of office in 2017. Its interim president, Gafur […]
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