IBA says IOC misused information about its officials

The International Boxing Association (IBA) on Monday upped the ante in its war for control of Olympic boxing by using accusing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of misuse of information approximately its officers. In an open letter to IOC chief Thomas Bach and government board participants before their assembly in Lausanne on Tuesday, the IBA said it had “deep worries” concerning basic IOC governance, impartiality, and transparency standards during the tracking technique beforehand of next year’s Paris Olympics.

There turned into no instant reaction to a Reuters request for remark from the IOC.

The IOC suspended the IBA in 2019 over governance, finance, refereeing and ethical problems and did now not contain it in running the boxing activities on the Tokyo Olympics.

The IOC also plans to level its own boxing qualifier for Paris.

The IBA stated it turned into concerned approximately exclusive facts referring to its competition officials, including that the Paris 2024 Boxing Unit had contacted it about performing as volunteer officials at qualification competitions and the Games.

“This become completed without prior approval or communique to IBA with whom the opposition officers are licensed and confirmed a loss of simple communication that demonstrates all over again the dearth of transparency and cooperation with the IBA from the respective IOC team of workers,” the IBA stated in its letter.

It added the IOC’s movements were in breach of a statistics switch agreement signed in 2019.

“The IBA consequently will reserve all rights to are trying to find redress earlier than the in a position court docket against IOC to request damages for breach of the agreement, illegitimate use of our intellectual property and breach of the General Data Protection Regulation among other breaches in which the IOC has devoted,” it said.

Relations between the IOC and the IBA similarly soured following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine final year.

Amateur boxing’s governing frame defied IOC steerage and lifted a ban on Russian and Belarusian boxers competing below their flags last October. Boxing is not at the initial programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

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