(June 20, 2022) – IBA President Umar Kremlev stressed the importance of the McLaren Global Sport Solutions (MGSS) independent investigation and its findings for the future of boxing at the Olympic Games.
Today Prof. Richard McLaren presented the findings of his investigation into boxing at the press conference in Lausanne, the full report can be found here.
‘I am grateful to Prof. McLaren and his team for the pivotal role they have played in the process of reforming boxing. IBA is going to work on the implementation of his recommendations based on the principles of transparency and integrity. We are committed to making our sport clean and changing the overall culture that lead to the crisis that plagued our sport,’ Kremlev said.
‘We all know that the image of IBA was damaged due to the mismanagement of the organisation and years of wrongdoings, corruption, biased judgment. Our task is to restore it and build a trustworthy organisation that takes care of its athletes and coaches as a first priority. Change of culture doesn’t happen overnight, but we are doing our utmost to ensure that proper education for our officials will lead to the highest standard of officiating at our events,’ he added.