Court upholds IOC ruling to remove IBA from Olympic family


The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the IOC decision to remove the International Boxing Association from the Olympic family.
The court announced Tuesday that it dismissed the IBA appeal because the organization “had not complied with the conditions set down by the IOC for recognition.”
The Russian president of the IBA, Umar Kremlev, said in November they would appeal at Switzerland’s supreme court if they lost their appeal at CAS, sport’s highest court.
Last year, the IBA was de-recognized after a years-long dispute fueled by defying advice and instructions from the International Olympic Committee, which had long cited concerns about boxing’s governance, reliance on money from Russian state energy firm Gazprom, and the integrity of bouts.
Boxing kept its status as an Olympic sport for the coming Paris Games, but the IOC is overseeing the qualifying and medal tournaments without IBA involvement, as it did for the Tokyo Games in 2021.
A CAS panel appointed to hear the appeal took testimony from both sides in November. It said the IBA failed to meet the IOC’s conditions for recognition.(PTI)