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IBA Announces Location of Future Extraordinary Congress and Key  Decisions

IBA Announces Location of Future Extraordinary Congress and Key  Decisions

ArmInfo.On July 15, Today the International Boxing Association (IBA) Board of Directors held a hybrid meeting as members assembled in Algeria and online to discuss  several key decisions, including the location of the forthcoming  Extraordinary Congress.

The Congress will be held on a date  to-be-decided between 24 September and 1 October in Armenia, Yerevan  and will be live streamed to allow online participation for those who  are unable to attend in person.

'After careful study of proposals from different countries BoD choose  Armenia has as a host for the upcoming Congress. Armenia showed their  great organizational skills during EUBC Elite Men's Championships in  May this year. Government support, accessibility and simplified visa  process helped the country to win', said IBA President Umar Kremlev.

The selection of host cities for boxing events in 2023 was also  discussed at the board meeting, which included a presentation by the  Spanish Boxing Federation on progress towards the 2022 IBA Youth  World Boxing Championships in Alicante.

"There is healthy interest from well-qualified national federations  to host these events, which highlights their confidence in the future  of IBA," added Mr. Kremlev. "A great amount of thought and detail  goes into the selection process for our hosts, and we believe these  cities offer the best environment for our athletes to compete in and  for our officials to work in. I look forward to discussing this  further with colleagues at the Extraordinary Congress."

IBA also announced that the upcoming Strategy Committee, which will  include IBA President Umar Kremlev, will see new members selected  according to a carefully comprised skills map designed to identify  the most eligible candidates. The recruitment process will also be  reopened to candidates for Oceania in order to ensure proper  continental representation.

A key priority for IBA over the past year has been to improve the  sporting integrity of boxing events.  Professor McLaren's findings  and recommendations have been and will continue to be important for  IBA's development in this area. As Professor McLaren highlighted,  there are still issues surrounding manipulation of judges' scorecards  at National and Continental tournaments. The improvements made to the  Technical Regulations will enhance IBA's control of these events.  While the standard of sporting integrity at the World Championships  is much higher, IBA is still assessing new regulations to further  develop the selection process of judges and referees.  

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