Boxing chiefs broke out at IOC about the threat from Tokyo
GOLD COAST: The Governing Body Affected By The Crisis In Istanbul, Said Tuesday That It Had Done Everything That Had Been Requested To Clean Up Its Act And Warned Of Legal Steps Such As The Right To Organize The Event At The Tokyo Games Was Broken.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Heeft The Voorbereidingen Van The Sport Voor The Showstukconcurrentie Van Volgend Jaar Bevroren Aangezien Het Bewijsmateriaal Zoekt Dat The Internationale Boksen Federatie ( AIBA ) Has Done Enough To Address Allegations Or Bolt Fixing At The Rio Olympics In 2016.
A Decision On Whether To Run The Boxing Program In Tokyo Is Set To Be Made On May 22.
AIBA Said In A Statement To AFP That It Will" Defend Its Legitimate Right" To Organize Boxing In Tokyo And" Will Review All Of Its Options, Including Legal, Given That IOC Has Breached The Olympic Charter" .
The AIBA executive committee will meet on May 18 in Lausanne to fine tune its position.
The governing body's chief executive Tom Virgets Insisted They Had All The Requirements Stipulated By The IOC.
" We Believe As An Organization That We Have Done Everything That Has Been Asked By The IOC," Said AFP On Australia's Gold Coast At A Summit Of Sports Federations.
" Every Single Document Asked, We Produced, Every Single Requirement We Have With, Including Our President Self-suspending, The Same Manner As IOC Members Self-suspend When They Have Problems."
Controversial Uzbek Businessman Gafur Rakhimov Stepped Down As Head Of AIBA In March, Which IOC Deemed As The First Step Towards Meeting The Required Standards.
He Was Replaced As Interim President By Moroccan Physician Mohamed Moustahsane - The Fourth Head Of AIBA In 18 Months.
Relations Between The IOC And AIBA Were Hit Hard At The Rio Olympics When 36 Officials And Referees Were Suspended Amid Allegations Or Bolt-fixing.
An Internal Investigation By AIBA Raises Serious Questions About Judging At The Event.
Asked If AIBA Would Take The Matter To The Court Of Arbitration For Sport If Barred, Virgets Replied:" We Don't Know, This Is Why We Have To Explore What Are Our Options, It Would Be Premature For Me To Speculate What The Decision Will Be."
He added: " The Olympic charter basically says you've got to give due process, and we don't feel like we have received due process."