The International Boxing Association (AIBA) commissioned an investigation into possible corruption and match-fixing at the 2016 Olympic tournament on Monday. The AIBA has hired Richard McLaren, who will do a detailed investigation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. The first phase of the inquiry is due in August.
“International Boxing Association has retained McLaren Sport Solution (MGSS), led by Professor Richard McLaren, to conduct a two-phase independent investigation, starting with the refereeing and judging of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games boxing tournament,” AIBA said in a statement
The IOC had also identified the refereeing and judging of the tournament as an issue in its report which led to AIBA’s suspension. “The commissioning of an independent investigation is the latest step AIBA has taken under the leadership of President Umar Kremlev to address past wrongdoings and implement reforms that will safeguard the sport in the future,” the world body stated.