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IBA, IOC Partner For World Boxing Championships

IBA, IOC Partner For World Boxing Championships

The International Boxing Association (IBA) has announced the upcoming IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2023 in New Delhi will welcome an IOC monitoring team led by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), from 15-26 March.

The women’s championship awards medal winners will receive a prize money of US$100,000 for gold medallists, US$50,000 for silver medallists, and bronze medallists US$25,000, with the overall fund standing at US$2.4m.

The attendance of the upcoming championships by PwC is integral to the compliance assessment process of continuous monitoring of the IBA and its ongoing governance reform, practices, and activities.

The IBA is assured that the PwC team will see first-hand IBA’s best practices regarding technical and competitions rules, specifically its heralded bout review process.

The PwC team will work in parallel with the IBA onsite, as Prof. Richard McLaren and his McLaren Independent Investigation Team (MIIT) who are responsible for the background vetting check of the Competition Officials at the championship and the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championship 2023 in Tashkent.

The IBA’s commitment to ensuring the utmost integrity in the selection and evaluation processes of all technical officials is paramount and the verification of IBA’s reform efforts on this front will be an important pathway, leading to the lifting of the suspension of IBA’s recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ahead of Paris 2024 and with a view boxings place in LA 2028.

The governance reforms by IBA do not sit solely regarding technical and competitions rules, as over the last two years reforms have been entrenched in IBA through the ratification of numerous new regulations and policies to the effect of implementing and enforcing IOC rules and principles.

In addition, to follow the Governance Reform Group recommendations, and the highest ethics and integrity standards. In particular:

  • AIBA Code of Ethics on 30 June 2021;
  • 2021 IBA Constitution on 12 December 2021;
  • IBA Technical and Competitions Rules on 1 September 2022;
  • IBA Regulations on Congress and Elections on 20 April 2022;
  • IBA Financial Regulations on 15 July 2022;
  • IBA Organizational Regulations on 3 August 2022;
  • IBA Boxing Independent Integrity Unit (BIIU) Rules on 23 September 2022;
  • IBA Disciplinary and Ethics Code on 5 November 2022;
  • IBA BIIU Procedural Rules on 5 November 2022;
  • 2022 IBA Constitution on 11 December 2022;
  • IBA Financial Regulations on 9 February 2023;
  • IBA Financial Support Program Regulations on 9 February 2023;
  • IBA Regulations on Corporate Governance Committees on 9 February 2023;
  • IBA Technical & Competition Rules on 9 February 2023.

This announcement comes after the IOC made history by announcing the launch of the first-ever Olympics Esports Series 2023.

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