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With the development of the next generation of officials and the education of the Tokyo 2020 generation of athletes at the center of the AIBA’s development program, the International Boxing Association has scheduled a wide range of courses during the 2018 edition of the AIBA Women’s World Championships in New Delhi.

Education has always been a central element of the AIBA Family and impacts at every level of the sport, with AIBA prioritising several of its key competitions as opportunities to host these events.

Integrity Seminar
Conducted by Mr Pat Fiacco, AIBA Executive Committee Member and 2018 Women’s World Championships Technical Delegate, provided education around Competition Manipulation, AIBA Code of Ethics, In-Competition Testing and Registered Testing Pool & Out-of-competition testing process across one hour for over 70 coaches and team delegates from more than 50 countries who attended the program today in New Delhi.

International Technical Officials Certification Course
Instructed by AIBA executive committee member USA’s Mr Ray Silvas on November 12 – 13, five nationalities were represented among the 12 participants. The group went through two intense work days to ensure that all future international officials are knowledgeable about the rules, that they can make the right decisions during AIBA Competitions and maintain fair play and neutrality for the benefit of all competitors.

Ringside Doctor Course
With the objective to certify new Ringside Doctors on the road to the AIBA Elite World Championships 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, a certification course was held from November 12 – 13 by the experienced doctor Mr Ioannis Filippatos. A total of 12 doctors from 5 national federations took part on the seminar, that clearly define the Ringside Doctors main duties throughout a competition, as well as important AIBA rules related to medical procedures.

Referees & Judges seminar
Hosted on November 14th, the pre-tournament R&J seminar was conducted by AIBA EC Member and Vice-Chairman of the R&Js Commission Ray Silvas and it was dedicated to key AIBA technical and competition rules, forming part of a wider educational context for all Referees and Judges worldwide that will see a broadening in the pool of officials available at all levels. The ongoing courses will ensure consistency is maintained and the level of experience of all AIBA officials is optimized ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.