Boxing: AIBA stripped of Olympic status by IOC

According to media reports, the International Olympic Committee stripped boxing governing body AIBA of its Olympic status Wednesday (26 June) in light of the association’s reported $17 million dollars in debt.

With AIBA President Gafur Rakhimov linked to organized crime and currently under US sanctions federal sanctions, the IOC moved forward on its executive board’s recommendation from last month to suspend the governing body.

Rakhimov left his duties as AIBA President on an interim basis in March.

The IOC will now organize its own men’s and women’s qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games from January 2020 to March. AIBA will not receive revenue from the Toyko 2020 Games. The 2020 Olympics are set to feature eight weight classes for men and five for women.

Read the entire report here.

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Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at or .

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