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2007 AIBA World Boxing Chicago

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AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 Boxer numbers break AIBA all time record

August 21 / 2007

It’s confirmed. The AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 will be a record-breaking event following the enlisting of 623 boxers and from 114 countries following the close of the entry deadline on August 17th.

The total number of boxers and countries, which has the potential to increase due to extensions allocated by AIBA prior to the deadline, will make the AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 the biggest World Championships in AIBA history, surpassing the previous mark for AIBA’s premier event of 412 boxers from 74 countries in 2005.

The Organizing Committee will send letters to all federations to confirm their entries and to provide further information on hotel, training camp, visa, venue, etc. in order to keep all participants well informed prior to their travel to Chicago.

The AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007, which is the opening qualifying event for the 2008 Olympic Games, begins on October 23 and finishes on November 3.

Registered country entry list:

Africa (27)

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia

Americas (23)

Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States of America, Venezuela

Asia (22)

Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Europe (39)

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales

Oceania (3)

Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

About the International Boxing Association

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is a non-profit making international organization, which was founded under the name Fédération Internationale de Boxe Amateur (FIBA) in 1920. In 1946 a new start was given with the launch of AIBA to replace the dissolved FIBA and now, more than 60 years later, AIBA, with its 195 member federations, continues to govern the sport of Boxing, working for the benefit of the sport and all its participants, to help Boxing realise its potential within the Olympic Movement and the international sporting arena.

For more information please contact the AIBA Communications Department. Telephone +41 21 321 27 77 or Richard Baker, AIBA PR and Communications Manager, mobile +41 79 316 56 09