LAUSANNE, Switzerland.- Boxing will reform the scoring system, the focus of repeated rigging scandals, to regain its place in the 2028 Olympic Game
LAUSANNE, Switzerland.- Boxing will reform the scoring system, the focus of repeated rigging scandals, to regain its place in the 2028 Olympic Games program, said the newly appointed president of the renamed International Boxing Association (AIB).
In addition to boxing, weightlifting and the modern pentathlon were left out of the preliminary list presented last week for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The International Olympic Committee asked them to make modifications.
The IOC is concerned that the accusations of widespread match-fixing of Olympic fights and other AIB competitions, as reported by the two-year investigation requested by the entity itself. The IOC organized this year’s Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo after pushing away the international federation.
“We have nothing to hide,” AIB President Umar Kremlev said after the findings of the investigation, which found that referees and judges were pressured to manipulate the Olympic fights in Rio 2016, but were uncertain which fights were fixed.
“We need to deal with this and write an action plan leading to our reinstatement at the 2023 IOC assembly (when the 2028 program is decided). We need to continue to improve our administration. We implement new forms of administration less than 72 hours later. that the IOC informed us (about being left out of the 2028 program). “