IOC to make decision on weightlifting and boxing ‘as soon as doable’

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PARIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a decision as early as doable on whether or not boxing and weightlifting might be on the Paris 2024 Games, president Thomas Bach stated on Thursday.

“We are quite concerned because in these two federations there are problems of good governance and that is why we are currently monitoring them very closely,” Bach informed French sports each day L’Equipe.

“We will make a decision as soon as possible in the interest of the athletes.”

Both sports have been scuffling with governance issues and their participation within the subsequent Summer Games is hanging within the stability.

Last month, an unbiased investigation commissioned by boxing’s governing physique AIBA revealed {that a} bout manipulation system existed on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

About weightlifting, Bach stated earlier this yr that “with regard of good governance I think we still need to see a culture change in this international federation”.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach delivers a speech at the Pierre de Coubertin monument, where the founder of the IOC's heart is buried, during a ceremony for the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the IOC Executive Board, in Ancient Olympia, Greece, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

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