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The International Boxing Association was banished from the Olympic family Thursday, ending a yearslong dispute fueled by defying advice and instructions from the IOC. Boxing, however, will keep its status as an Olympic sport at the 2024 Paris Games.

The International Olympic Committee voted to derecognize the IBA at a specially called meeting -- an outcome that was inevitable after being recommended two weeks ago by the executive board, a body chaired by IOC president Thomas Bach.

The vote was 69-1, with 10 members abstaining.

Boxing was never really in danger of being kicked out of the Olympics over the four years since the IOC suspended the sport's governing body in an effort to force changes.

"We highly value the sport of boxing. We have an extremely serious problem with IBA because of their governance," Bach told IOC members during their online meeting.

The dispute centered on the IBA's management under presidents from Uzbekistan and Russia the IOC disapproved of, its finances being backed by Russian state energy firm Gazprom, and the integrity of bouts and judging.

"The boxers fully deserve to be governed by an international federation with integrity and transparency," the IOC president said.

The IOC is already overseeing boxing competitions for the Paris Olympics without IBA involvement, as it did for the Tokyo Games in 2021.

It was unclear whether boxers representing national federations that stay affiliated to the IBA will be classed as eligible for the Paris competition.

Boxing can now be confirmed on the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic program, which the IOC and Bach withheld as leverage against IBA. Boxing is "guaranteed" to be in Los Angeles, members were told Thursday.


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On 6/29/2023 at 3:04 PM, Dolfan in NYC said:

Have to wonder if Lance Armstrong is making the 🤔 face...

He's busy producing a video series on whether or not it's "fair" for transgendered women to compete in sports.

Because clearly he's the expert on fair play.

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It is time again (as in later this month) for the IOC to vote on what sports will be included for the 2028 Olympics in LA

The finalists that will be voting on are

  • Flag Football (5v5)
  • Baseball/Softball (was in Tokyo but will not be played in the 2024 Paris games)
  • Lacrosse
  • Squash
  • Cricket (Technically Twenty20 - a shorter version)

Sports already officially out (as they didn't make it to the voting) - breakdancing, motorsports, kickboxing and karate.

It is unclear how many sports might be approved and if more sports might be eliminated (The IOC has a cap of 10,500 athletes)

It is also possible that some will be approved for the 2032 games in Australia too

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All five sports were confirmed this morning (only for 2028)

Lacrosse will be 6v6 (since I forgot to mention this)

The IOC also confirmed the returns of 3 sports with "issues"

  • Weightlifting (doping)
  • Modern Pentathlon (dropped horse jumping with an obstacle course)
  • Boxing (doesn't currently have a governing body)

The acknowledged that they have blown past their athlete cap and with either be dropping disciplines within sports or raising the cap (or both)

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While not official - hosts of some of the upcoming Winter Olympics were decided today

The IOC announced that France is the "preferred" host for 2030, Salt Lake City is the "preferred" host for 2034 and Sweden was basically told they would get 2038 or 2042 if they choose to resubmit

Technically - these decisions can change but since each place is the only candidate for each year - unless the countries change their minds, they are getting it

And not to be morbid but typing 2042 was the first time I ever went "Shit... I'm probably not gonna be around for that"

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We're officially 100 days away from Paris.  

The biggest issue right now is the organizers are going to need to figure out something for the Triathalon. 

Original plan was to do the swimming portion in the Seine.  However, as anyone who has ever been to Paris probably could have told you...   clean up isn't going well and the locals are getting really pissed about it. As it is right now the river is NOT fit for swimming.

Unclear how they'd modify it if the river isn't ready for July. 

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It's Dan and Dave all over again!


David Taylor, the defending gold medalist who NBC has built its Olympic wrestling hype around, will not be going to the games this summer.

The 33-year-old, who was considered the country’s best wrestler, can no longer make that claim after 23-year-old Aaron Brooks both won a tournament, and after doing so, beat Taylor 4-1 and 3-1 in straight matches to make the freestyle wrestling team. The matches pitted two of Penn State’s best wrestlers of all-time against each other on 4/20 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of the nation’s collegiate powerhouse.

Brooks, who just became the seventh wrestler in U.S. history to win four NCAA titles, followed with winning the Hodge Trophy as the best wrestler, regardless of weight. Still, there is a huge gap between NCAA champion and even Hodge Trophy winner and Olympic gold medalist. Brooks beating Taylor removes his Olympic TV commercial narrated by Cody Rhodes had been all over NBCU programming.

Last year the two were in the finals to make the world team, and Taylor won 6-0 and 5-4.

Taylor and Adeline Gray, a multiple-time women’s world champion, were the two biggest surprises as far as not making the Olympic team. But most of the name favorites like Kyle Dake, Kyle Snyder, Amit Elor and Helen Maroulis will be representing the U.S. that take place from 8/5 to 8/11 in Paris, France.


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