Russian Boxing Team Permitted To Fight At Rio Olympics

The AIBA and IOC permit Russian boxing team to compete at this year’s Olympic Games on the eve of them taking part, following controversy that existed a number of weeks ago.

A couple of weeks ago the Word Anti-Doping Agency had called for a ban on Russia from the 2016 Olympics for allegedly being in breach of anti-doping rules.

However from a boxing perspective this will not happen, with the AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) having released the following statement on their official website today:

“In accordance with the decision of the IOC Executive Bureau (EB) of July 24th AIBA has carried out an individual analysis of the anti-doping record of each of the 11 Russian boxers qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and submitted its recommendation on their eligibility to the IOC based on the criteria outlined in the IOC EB decision.

That process is now complete and confirmation has been received from the IOC Review Panel that the following 11 Russian boxers are eligible to compete at Rio 2016:

Women :

BELIAKOVA Anastassiia – 60kg
IAKUSHINA Iaroslava – 75kg

Men :

EGOROV Vasilii – 49kg
ALOIAN Misha – 52 kg
NIKITIN Vladimir – 56 kg
DUNAYTSEV Vitaly – 64kg
ZAMKOVOY Andrey – 69kg
CHEBOTAREV Artem – 75kg
KHAMUKOV Petr – 81kg
TISHCHENKO Evgeny -91 kg”

The draw for the boxing at this year’s Olympic Games gets underway later this afternoon at 3pm GMT and the first fight will kick off tomorrow in Brazil.

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