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Paris 2024 boxing qualification system to achieve a fair process for all NOCs

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06 Dec 2022 – The delivery model for the Paris 2024 Olympic boxing competition and Olympic boxing qualifiers was discussed today by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Designed by the IOC in close collaboration with boxing experts, the Olympic qualification system focuses on:

  • Achieving a fair process for all NOCs – with the same number of qualification events available to their boxers, regardless of weight category;
  • An increased number of qualification opportunities in comparison to Tokyo 2020;
  • Retaining the Athlete Eligibility Criteria successfully used in the Tokyo 2020 boxing qualification system;
  • Reviewing the quota place distribution per weight category in comparison to the International Boxing Association (IBA)’s proposal; and
  • Reviewing the quota place distribution per qualification tournament in comparison to IBA’s proposal.

The new qualification system was approved by the IOC EB in September and is based on direct qualification through selected competitions, including the use of NOC regional multisport events as Olympic boxing qualification tournaments. Following the continental phase of the quota place allocation, two world qualification tournaments are planned to be held in 2024, with the goal of providing a balance in terms of geographical opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Details can be found here.

This process puts boxers first, reducing the complexity of the qualification process by using existing regional events and giving up to three qualification opportunities, ultimately achieving a fair and equal pathway for all boxers.

The “Paris 2024 Boxing Event Regulations” for the qualification tournaments and the Olympic Games are due to be published as early as possible in 2023.

With regard to anti-doping, the testing at the Olympic qualification tournaments will be carried out in addition to IBA’s existing programme, in close collaboration with the International Testing Agency (ITA).

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