The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has formed an expert team to direct the ad-hoc boxing taskforce set up to organise and manage the eligibility and boxing contest in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the suspension of entire boxing body (AIBA).
The expert group provides recommendations to be considered from the task force” mostly regarding competition rules to the upcoming string of eligibility events and examine events in the lead up into the Olympic Games.” The very first meeting of the expert group is on September 11 at Lausanne, Switzerland. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) executive director Rajkumar Sacheti was encouraged to become a part of this specialist group.
The Tokyo Olympics eligibility program finalized by AIBA was also scrapped that caused the 2019 World Championships decreasing its eligibility status.
The taskforce recently declared a brand new qualification program which will include four apocalyptic events along with a last world eligibility event to be held between February and May 2020.
AIBA was below IOC scanner for many years since it had been reeling under deep catastrophe linked to its financing, governance, and refereeing criteria. AIBA’s relationship with the IOC got further afield as it picked controversial Gafur Rakhimov as president in November, even though IOC warning against such a movement. The Uzbek is on a United States sanctions set because of his alleged participation in the heroin trade.