A day after Irish boxer Michael Conlan went off on Olympic judges after losing a controversial decision, AIBA, the international boxings governing body, has sent home a number of judges amid allegations of fight fixing.
AIBA’s statement via Yahoo Sports
“Since the beginning of the Olympic Games, AIBA has conducted 239 bouts. The AIBA R&J commission has reviewed all decisions and determined that less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected and consequently it has been decided in accordance with the AIBA R&J evaluation committee that the concerned referees and judges will no longer officiate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In accordance with AIBA rules the result of all the bouts will stand.
“AIBA represents 200 national federations and has continuously sought to evolve the sport of boxing and continuously strive to ensure a level playing field.
“AIBA will not shy away from its responsibilities and is fully committed to a zero tolerance policy towards fair play in boxing, always acting in the boxers’ utmost interest.
God the Rio Olympics have been an absolute shitshow.