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The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is pleased to announce the results of the bidding for AIBA’s major competitions to be held in 2015 and 2016, as well as for the Olympic Qualifying Events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The host cities were selected by the AIBA Executive Committee Members in a secret ballot on July 17th during their meeting currently being held in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Executive Committee Members selected the following Host Cities, further to the bid presentations made by all candidates yesterday:

• St. Petersburg won to host the 2015 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships
• Taipei will host the AOB Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships
• Astana, Kazakhstan, won to host the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
• Yaounde, Cameroon, won to host the 2016 AOB African Olympic Qualifying Event
• Buenos Aires won to host the 2016 AOB American Olympic Qualifying Event
• Qian’an, China, won to host the AOB Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifying Event
• St Petersburg won to host the 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships
• Istanbul won to host the 2016 AOB European Olympic Qualifying Event
• Baku, Azerbaijan, won to host the 2016 Final AOB World Olympic Qualifying Event