Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

International Boxing Association AIBA

International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 16 September 2014 permitted Indian boxers (pugilists) to take part in the 17th Asian Games 2014 under the national tricolor. This permission was given by AIBA after it gave provisional recognition to Boxing India on 15 September.

This action of AIBA means that national anthem will be rendered during the medal ceremony when an Indian wins a gold medal at the Asian Games (Asiad) that will be played from 19 September to 4 October 2014 at Incheon, South Korea.

Apart from this, AIBA has also asked the newly-elected Boxing India body, headed by industrialist Sandeep Jajodia, to apply for membership of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Apart from this, with recognition of Boxing India as a formal body to represent Boxing in India, the world body declared that the six-member ad-hoc body appointed by IOA to handle boxing affairs in India has ceased to exist. This ad-hoc body was controlling the boxing affairs of India since December 2012, the year when the erstwhile Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was terminated for alleged manipulation in elections.

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