Russia to host women’s boxing championships in 2019
The amateur boxing association has selected Russia to host the 2019 Women’s World Championships. It will be Russia’s first worlds event since the national anti-doping agency was reinstated in September.
AIBA says it will confirm Ulan Ude in eastern Siberia after the city has filed supplementary documents.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)ended a three-year suspension for the agency known as RUSADA following doping scandals. The AIBA executive committee converged in Moscow before a presidential election Saturday.
Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan, AIBA’s interim president, is standing against former Olympic silver medalist Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan. Rakhimov is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list for alleged ties to organized crime and international drug trafficking. He refuses to accept any wrongdoing.