IOC May Suspend Boxing For 2020 Olympics

As many prepare for the start of the 2018 winter games, controversy surrounds the upcoming 2020 summer games in Tokyo.

Originally reported by Bad Left Hook, The International Olympic Committee (IOC), originally suspended payments to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in 2017 due to concerns about the use of funds and how the AIBA was operating.

The IOC on the week of the winter olympics in South Korea decided they will remain to withhold funding after deeming the AIBA’s progress report unsatisfactory.

AIBA have until April 30th to submit a new report, and risk the possibility of boxing being excluded from both the upcoming Youth Olympics and the 2020 Games.

Some of the controversies surrounding the governing body include, Satoshi Shimizu’s controversial loss to Magomed Abdulhamidov, Interim President Gafur Rakhimov, a man whom the U.S. Treasury Department referred to as “one of Uzbekistan’s leading criminals,” who follows C.K. Wu, who resigned in late 2017 after being accused of “financial mismanagement” to the tune of eight digits.

Original report: Bad Left Hook

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