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Update on IBA Olympic Qualification Guidelines Announcement

by USA Boxing

USA Boxing wishes to clarify the “qualification process” announced today by the International Boxing Association (IBA) to our members.

IBA does not have the right to state a qualification process per their suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2019. 

The IOC reaffirmed this qualification criteria today, reiterating that “the only valid boxing qualification system for Paris 2024 is the one approved by the IOC EB in September 2022, published and distributed to NOCs and boxing National Federations on 6 December 2022.  Following an investigation and report by an IOC Inquiry Committee in 2019, recognition of the International Boxing Association was suspended by the IOC.  This suspension is still in force today.”

The upcoming Elite World Championships are not a qualification pathway to the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

USA Boxing is focused on qualifying as many boxers as possible to Paris and will continue to follow the pathway set by the IOC, which can be found here, and an official statement from USA Boxing can be read here

Please be reassured that the safety and success of our members is the top priority, and we look forward to supporting all our boxers to next summer’s Olympic Games through the official IOC qualification events.

In your corner,

Mike McAtee

Executive Director/CEO of USA Boxing


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