AIBA investigation found that judges and referees even manipulated medal games
Mexico City (apro).- According to a survey conducted by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), referees and judges manipulated boxing matches, including medals, at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Richard McLaren was hired by AIBA to investigate the issue. McLaren said that AIBA leaders had chosen referees who are “accomplices, and submissive” in order to allow the game to be manipulated during Rio’s Olympic qualifiers.
McLaren stated that McLaren could see the same thing in London in 2012.
McLaren stated, “The key persons decide which rules are not applicable to them.” McLaren said that referees and referees are surrounded by a culture of fear and intimidation, and they must obey the rules.
McLaren didn’t say how many games this might affect. The survey identified “about 11, possibly fewer”, including medal competitions, but did not specify which ones.
Investigators claim that AIBA officials used their power to select judges and arbitrators, while the committee responsible overseeing these appointments only approved of all decisions.
McLaren stated that this informal structure allowed complicit and submissive judges and referees to be assigned to specific battles to manipulate their outcomes.
He added that these judges and referees “know what happened” or were just “incompetent” figures willing to ignore signs of manipulation.
McLaren claims that the judge and the referee were instructed who should win on the morning of the game. He said that it was impossible to determine who was in the front line for the resolution.
The Rio Olympics 2016 rulings were controversial. One notable ruling was in which Vladimir Nikitin (Vladimir Nikitin), defeated Michael Conlan, an Irishman. McLaren did not mention whether the fight had been scheduled.
There is testimony in the McLaren report about talks about bribing a Mongolian fighter to beat another Frenchman at the semifinals.
Witnesses claim that a Kazakh served as a referee, and asked for money in return for the Mongols’ favor. The game ended without any bribery and the Mongols won with a “very uncommon card”. All five judges scored the same.
“Professor McLaren was hired because we had nothing to hide. Umar Kremlev, the Russian businessman and chairman of the AIBA, stated that we would seek legal advice to help us deal with the people involved in the settlement.
The AIBA banned the participation of referees, or judges, at the 2016 Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo’s International Olympic Committee organizes boxing matches, and not AIBA.