IOC recommends suspension of AIBA from Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) executive board on Wednesday recommended that Boxing should keep its place at next year’s Olympic Games but recognition of AIBA, the governing body of the sport’s amateur version, should be suspended.

The IOC said in a statement that it would instead set up a task force to organise the boxing competitions, including the qualification events to be held between January and May.

The decision followed an IOC inquiry into the finances and governance of AIBA which has been in turmoil for years.

AIBA says it has undergone a profound reform programme in the last 18 months.