The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board on Wednesday, June 7 proposed that the International Boxing Association (IBA) have its recognition revoked, which was a catching move. Before the IOC makes a specific decision, there is said to be more discussion on the issue during an extraordinary IOC session that will be held remotely on June 22.
In a report, the IOC stated that after discussing a thorough report on the IBA's condition, it would make a proposal to the session. The investigation found that the IBA had not met the requirements outlined by the IOC in its decision, which was conveyed to the IBA on December 9, 2021.
"Despite so many chances given to the IBA, including the roadmap 2021-23, to address the various concerns with actual, effective evolution, the IBA failed to provide any concrete solution which would have allowed the lifting of its suspension," the report stated. "Therefore, it is not possible to reach any conclusion other than to confirm the analysis made by the IOC Session in 2019, which was at no time contested by the IBA, on the necessity to withdraw the IOC’s recognition of the IBA," it further read.
IOC stated that the situation has gotten so bad that their only recourse is to ban the body. In the best interests of the competitors and the sport, boxing will continue to remain a part of the future 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. As was the case for Tokyo 2020, the IOC will manage the boxing events at Paris 2024 as well as the qualification procedure for the sport for the Games the following year.