The IOC Executive Board discussed the 2024 Boxing Olympic Qualification System designed by the IOC in close collaboration with boxing experts.
The Executive Council decided on Tuesday that the two additional qualification events will be held after the completion of the regional competitions to give boxers another chance to gain seats in the quota.
The International Olympic Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that the “Paris 2024 Boxing Event Regulations” for the qualifying tournaments and the Olympic Games are due to be published as soon as possible in 2023.
The IOC will conduct the boxing competitions at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, and thus the qualification programme, just as it did with the Tokyo 2020 Games after it suspended recognition of the International Boxing Federation due to concerns about its management, lack of transparency in financial matters and allegations of mismanagement of refereeing and arbitration during competitions. .
“The new qualification system was approved by the Olympic Executive Council in September and is based on direct qualification through select competitions, including the use of regional multi-sport events as qualifying tournaments for Olympic boxing,” the IOC said.
“After the continental stage of quota allocation, two world qualification championships are scheduled to be held in 2024, with the aim of providing a balance in terms of geographical opportunities to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games,” the statement said.
On Tuesday, she noted that the Olympic qualification system is focused on achieving a fair process for all NOCs — with the same number of qualification events available to their boxers, regardless of weight class; Increased number of qualification opportunities compared to Tokyo 2020; Review the distribution of seats by weight class compared to the IBA proposal, and review the distribution of places for each qualification tournament compared to the IBA proposal.
The IOC also announced that testing at Olympic qualification tournaments would be conducted in addition to the IBA’s existing anti-doping programme. Anti-doping tests at qualifying tournaments will be carried out in close cooperation with the International Testing Agency (ITA), which conducts tests at the Olympic Games.
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