GENEVA (AP) — One day after being stripped of Olympic recognition, boxing body AIBA called for fresh elections in November to help rebuild its image and relations with the IOC.
AIBA executive committee member Umar Kremlev of Russia said Thursday a new president will be elected Nov. 15 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The International Olympic Committee cut AIBA out of any role in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic tournaments on Wednesday after an investigation into its leadership, ailing finances and integrity of bouts at previous Summer Games.
The election of AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, who is under United States federal sanctions for suspected links to eastern European organized crime, pushed the IOC to act last year.
At an emergency executive committee meeting Thursday, attended by IOC officials, AIBA canceled a bylaw intended to allow Rakhimov to return to office this year by ending his self-suspension.