LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The Global Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and festival for subsequent 12 months’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics because it seems to run them with out the suspended global boxing federation AIBA.
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It additionally proposed virtually trebling the choice of girls boxers to 100 out of the 286, up from 36 on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games.
The IOC beneficial remaining month that boxing must stay its position at subsequent 12 months’s Video games however popularity of AIBA, the governing frame of the game’s beginner model, must be suspended till the problems surrounding its funds and governance are resolved.
The IOC Govt Board on Wednesday finalised weight classes (8 males, 5 girls) for the Tokyo Video games in addition to the qualification device.
A pointy build up in girls boxers in comparison to Rio was once additionally proposed whilst males’s numbers are to be decreased from 250 to 186. Rio additionally had a complete of 286 boxers.
There will probably be 4 regional qualifiers (Africa, Europe, Asia/Oceania and Americas) to be staged between January and April subsequent 12 months whilst Japan, as hosts, will give you the chance to at once qualify 4 males and two girls.
“To permit the athletes a 2d likelihood to qualify for Tokyo we can have a last Olympic qualifying tournament almost certainly in Might subsequent 12 months,” IOC sports activities director Equipment McConnell advised a information convention.
All IOC Govt Board selections will want to be ratified via the IOC consultation in Lausanne subsequent week.
AIBA has been in turmoil over its funds and governance for years with the federation $16 million in debt and an ongoing sour struggle over the presidency that has cut up the frame internally.
AIBA in large part is determined by Olympic Video games revenues to live to tell the tale between Video games and has began letting folks pass because of its Olympic exclusion.
The IOC has arrange a job drive headed via Jap IOC member Morinari Watanabe, head of the global gymnastics federation, to arrange qualifiers and the Tokyo Video games festival.
A separate job drive, headed via Serbian IOC member Nenad Lalovic, has been assigned to seem into the binds with AIBA.
McConnell stated Watanabe’s job drive, which doesn’t come with any member from the broader boxing circle of relatives, would depend on some boxing experience with AIBA offering main points for referees, judges and different officers for use in Tokyo.
“It’s important that this direct touch with AIBA is maintained,” McConnell stated.
He stated different boxing mavens could be consulted within the procedure.
“The duty drive has no direct illustration of boxing federations however we can be calling on boxing experience,” he stated.
Reporting via Karolos Grohmann, modifying via Ed Osmond