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The International Olympic Committee confirms that the IBA World Boxing Championship is not an Olympic qualifier


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Moscow, February 20 – The IOC said in a statement that the IBF men’s and women’s boxing world championships will not be eligible for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, as the International Boxing Association’s IOC membership remains suspended.
In June 2022, the IOC announced that the boxing tournament at the 2024 Paris Olympics would once again be held outside the IBA. The International Boxing Association announced on Monday that the World Boxing Championship will be the main qualifying event for the 2024 Olympics. According to the IBA version, the Olympic selection system published by the IBA was approved by the IOC Executive Board on April 1, 2022.

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In 2019, the International Olympic Committee suspended the membership of the IBA (then AIBA). The boxing tournament was saved at the Olympics, but at the Tokyo Games it was held by a special commission from the International Olympic Committee. Boxing is not included in the preliminary program for the 2028 Olympics.
On October 5, 2022, the IBA announced the admission of athletes from Russia and Belarus to the competition. Athletes can compete in international tournaments under the flags of their countries, and if they win, the national anthems will be played. Boxing federations of a number of countries, including the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland and others, announced a boycott of the 2023 World Championship due to the fact that the national teams of Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete with all national teams. characteristics.

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