International Boxing Federation Appeals Swiss Federal Court Against Olympic Exclusion

The IBA-hosted World Women’s Boxing Championships held in India in March last year

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is making a last-ditch effort to regain control of the Olympics.

Reuters reported on the 2nd (local time) that the IBA appealed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to the Swiss Federal Court.

“We appealed to the court because we felt that CAS had not properly analysed all the issues and arguments we raised,” IBA director general Chris Roberts said.

Since CAS, known as the Supreme Court of the sports world, is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Swiss arbitration law applies.

On these legal grounds, CAS decisions can be appealed to the Swiss Federal Court, but appeals are extremely rare.

Last June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) withdrew its recognition as an international organization from the IBA, which failed to reform several areas including governance, finance, and ethics, at an extraordinary general meeting.

The IBA was embroiled in controversy over biased judging during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and revealed overall corruption, including financial difficulties and match-fixing.

After Russian Umar Kremlev became the new president in 2020, there was further clashes with the IOC.

He overturned the international sports community’s ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competitions, which was led by the IOC following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and allowed athletes from both countries to compete and fly their flags. 슬롯사이트

They completely fell out of favor with the IOC by bringing in Russia’s largest energy company, Gazprom, as a sponsor.

The IBA appealed the IOC’s decision to expel the athletes to CAS, the highest body in the sports world that arbitrates disputes, but CAS dismissed the appeal in April.

If the Swiss Federal Court dismisses the IBA’s appeal, the IBA, which was founded in 1946 as the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), will disappear into the annals of history after 78 years.

The organization that can replace the IBA is the World Boxing (WB), which was launched mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom. The WB received approval as an international organization from the IOC in March.

The IOC will operate the boxing event directly in place of the IBA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2024 Paris Olympics, but it is not sustainable.

Accordingly, it is expected that WB will be eligible to host the boxing event at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. 파친코사이트

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