The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Wednesday introduced that it might maintain elections for its Board of Directors in 2022 whereas athlete representatives can be elected in the course of the two World Championships later this 12 months, persevering with its push to be accepted again into the IOC fold.
The announcement got here after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “restated its deepest concerns” on boxing’s place within the 2024 Paris Olympics, citing “unresolved” points with the AIBA’s governance construction, monetary state of affairs and the scoring system. The AIBA, in response, promised to “exceed” the laid down standards.
“Meeting online, the AIBA Board of Directors agreed the outline timeline for elections, made steps towards the election of athlete representatives and approved further measures aimed at delivering AIBA’s reforms in good governance, financial and sporting integrity,” learn the AIBA’s newest assertion.
“On 12 December, AIBA will host a Congress as the first step in holding elections for the Board of Directors.”
The IOC had listed the pending elections for the board of administrators as a serious level of competition.
Based on recommendation from the group of unbiased governance consultants led by Professor Dr Ulrich Haas, AIBA mentioned it goals to undertake enhanced eligibility standards and verification mechanisms in December, previous to elections that will then happen in 2022.
“Boxers and those who support them deserve to be absolutely sure that their leadership is the right leadership and to exercise their democratic rights effectively,” mentioned AIBA President Umar Kremlev.
“The adoption of even stricter regulations will ensure these elections are carried out to a level of good governance that I believe will serve as an example for others.”
Based on selections made on Tuesday, AIBA athlete consultant elections can be held firstly on the males’s world championship in Belgrade from October 24.
“Further elections will be held at the women’s world championships, with a date and host expected to be confirmed soon.”
The AIBA additionally mentioned that as a part of its dedication to gender equality, equal prize cash can be given for each women and men medal winners on the World Championship stage.
“Financial integrity was additionally on the agenda, with the engagement of an auditor for the monetary 12 months 2020-21.
The Board of Directors additionally thought of the protocols for the refereeing and judging choice course of for the forthcoming world championships, together with the rules utilized by the IOC’s Boxing Task Force comparable to background checks and detailed choice standards.
“Providing a fair chance and a fair fight for boxers is at the very heart of AIBA and I am very proud of the changes we are making to deliver those vital promises,” mentioned Kremlev.