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Published: 14:44 | 6/10/16

AIBA suspend Olympic officials


The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has confirmed that none of the 36 referees and judges used at the 2016 Rio Olympics will officiate again it has completed an investigation into scoring.

There were a number of controversial decisions at the Rio Games with Ireland's Michael Conlan accusing the AIBA of corruption following his lose to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin when many observers believe he had won the bout comfortably.

The AIBA reacted by suspending referees and judges involved in some of those decisions and the association has revealed that none of the referees and judges used in Rio will officiate until their investigation has concluded.

"While the majority of the boxing competition in Rio 2016 was received very positively... a small number of decisions under debate indicated that further reforms in the AIBA R&J (referee and judging) procedures were necessary," a statement from the AIBA said.

"Initial decisions were made on-site during Rio 2016 to ensure the smooth running of the rest of the competition. The results of a specific R&J investigation, currently underway, will allow AIBA to fully assess what action needs to be taken.

"In the meantime, it has been decided that all 36 R&Js that were used at the Olympic Games will not officiate at any AIBA event until the investigation reaches its conclusion, along with further immediate measures adopted by the commissions."

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