On the penultimate day of the 131st IOC Session in the Peruvian capital of Lima on 15 September and on proposal of the IOC Executive Board, the IOC confirmed that boxing will once again take its place at the heart of the Olympic programme for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, Mr Thomas Bach expressed his gratitude for AIBA’s ongoing focus on developing the sport of boxing and its athletes, adding that the Olympic programme reflects the positive feedback of spectators, media, broadcasters and sponsors alike.
“At Paris 2024, boxing will celebrate 120 years since its first appearance on the Olympic Games programme in St Louis. That in itself is a huge achievement for our sport and highlights boxing’s continuing popularity and relevance around the world. It is also a reflection of the remarkable performances of our athletes, who have managed to raise the bar every four years and deliver first-class sporting entertainment throughout the Olympic Games. AIBA as an organisation with 202 affiliated national federations, and boxing as a whole, look forward to working closely with the IOC to ensure the upward trajectory of Olympic boxing continues,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.