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The International Boxing Association has taken note of the announcement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this evening and is pleased that the positive changes made in the last months with regards to its governance were recognized by the IOC Executive Board.

AIBA will continue to work hard and collaborate with the IOC while moving forward to establishing itself as a model governing body. As such, AIBA will await the IOC’s written confirmation of the decisions taken by the IOC EB to determine its next steps.

Tom Virgets, AIBA Executive Director said: “The whole AIBA organisation has been working extremely hard in the last few months and we are very pleased that these efforts and results have been recognized by our colleagues at the IOC. In line with our commitment to transparency, we look forward to sharing the submitted report with all of our members as soon as possible. This is a new AIBA and we are fully committed to putting into action the values of Boxing and the Olympic Movement.”

AIBA is currently undertaking a complete organizational review, which includes input from the IOC Report as well as input from all of AIBA’s stakeholders and will lead to the ‘New Foundation Plan’ for AIBA. This plan and the recommendations produced will be discussed during the AIBA Executive Committee meeting in July.