IOC Board Recommends Boxing for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sports

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22 (Jiji Press)--The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board recommended Wednesday that boxing keep its place at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The board also recommended that the IOC's recognition of the International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, be suspended because its reform efforts with regard to governance and finances are insufficient.

These recommendations are subject to approval at an IOC meeting on June 24-26 in Lausanne.

The total athlete quota for boxing at the Tokyo Games will remain at 286, and the total number of eight men's events and five women's events will be maintained, the board said.

Preparations for boxing at the 2020 Olympics have been frozen, leaving people living in Japan unable to apply for tickets.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press