Olympic clock ticking on boxing’s ‘cultural change’

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first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In process of naturalization, Brownlee hopes to inspire Filipinos on and off court Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ “These reports have outlined the documented improvements in the organisation’s finance, governance, management, refereeing/judging systems, just to mention a few. “Some of these changes will need the approval of the AIBA Congress early November, and the IOC Executive Board has therefore asked for third and final report following the AIBA Congress to confirm these changes.”Picson questioned some judging decisions against Filipino boxers in Jakarta, complaining Rogen Ladon had been “short-changed” after he was stopped in the flyweight final with a cut and lost on the scorecards up to that point.The judges awarded his Uzbek opponent the first round, in which Ladon appeared to be on top.“You tell me, who won that round? Ladon won that round, no doubt,” Picson said, adding that he hoped AIBA’s interim president, who is a former boxer and coach, could implement changes in time to keep the sport in the Olympics.“Gafur Rakhimov seems bent on satisfying the IOC so we’ll see,” said Picson. “He seems to be exerting a lot of effort to try and straighten things out, that’s a good sign. “He’s been around boxing a long time and he understands what needs to be done. We are hoping he can continue these reforms.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IOC president Thomas Bach said in February that he was “extremely worried about the governance of AIBA”.And though amateur boxing’s under-fire chiefs handed over a crucial report on internal reforms to the IOC in April, the threat remains.“This report shows some progress and goodwill but still lacks execution and substance in some areas,” Bach said in May.“Therefore we retain our right to exclude boxing from Tokyo 2020.”‘The clock is ticking’Philippines boxing chief Ed Picson said he is worried the IOC could carry out their threat.“I hope it doesn’t happen,” he told AFP. “The clock is ticking.”“The IOC seems to think that unless certain drastic measures are applied… it would be justified to pull boxing out of the Olympics,” said Picson, who is secretary general of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines.Rakhimov declined to speak to AFP when approached during the Asian Games, but AIBA issued a written response when asked about the problems boxing is facing.“AIBA has delivered two comprehensive update reports to the IOC Executive Board over the past months,” the statement said. “Our president Gafur Rakhimov is very, very committed to putting in whatever resources necessary to improve the education process of our officials. We’ve got to get better.”IOC threatThe noble art was one of six original sports in the ancient Olympics, but it faces the real prospect of being knocked out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and losing its place at Tokyo 2020.The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the 2016 Rio Games when all 36 officials and referees were suspended while allegations of bout-fixing were investigated.An internal power struggle saw Taiwanese AIBA president CK Wu ousted and earlier this year Uzbek businessman Rakhimov — who has always vigorously denied US government allegations of links to organised crime — was installed as interim president.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “We are going to change the culture in AIBA,” the governing body’s executive director Tom Virgets told AFP on the sidelines of the Asian Games boxing tournament in Jakarta.Four years ago in Incheon, South Korea, there were scuffles with police in the arena and foul-mouthed tirades from coaches and relatives after a series of controversial decisions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’One boxer even tearfully refused to accept her bronze medal and was banned from the sport for a year.“We have an issue of competence in our officiating and that’s on us,” admitted Virgets. View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew North Korea’s Pang Chol Mi (blue) and her coach Pak Chol Jun (2nd-L) argue about China’s Chang Yuan (not pictured) winning the women’s fly (51kg) boxing final at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOThe International Boxing Association says it is embarking on a “cultural change” to prevent the sport being thrown out of the Olympics, as one Asian boxing chief warned “the clock is ticking”.The Asian Games were again marred by ugly protests at judging decisions, with two North Korean coaches removed by police and booted from the Asiad after their fighter lost a split decision.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_img 13. West Ham United’s record Premier League home attendance is 35,550 v Manchester City on 21 September 2002 – This figure will be smashed at West Ham’s new home. 22 22 22 4. Newcastle United’s record Premier League home attendance is 52,389 v Manchester City on 6 May 2012 – St James’ Park currently has a total capacity of 52,338. 8. Chelsea’s record Premier League home attendance is 43,417 v West Bromwich Albion on 26 December 2008 – The Blues plan to complete rebuild Stamford Bridge as a 60,000 capacity stadium. 22 16. Sheffield United’s record Premier League home attendance is 32,604 v Wigan on 13 May 2007 – Sadly for Blades fans who turned up in numbers in May 2007, they saw their team’s relegation confirmed against Wigan. 6. Aston Villa’s record Premier League home attendance is 45,347 v Liverpool on 7 May 1994 – Villa achieved this Premier League high attendance at the last game featuring the old Holte End terrace, which held around 19,000 standing spectators in its final season. 1. Manchester United’s record Premier League home attendance is 76,098 v Blackburn Rovers on 31 March 2007 – Old Trafford’s capacity is currently 75,635. Liverpool’s Anfield capacity will be increased to 54,000 for the new Premier League season 7. Liverpool’s record Premier League home attendance is 45,071 v Manchester City on 27 November 2011 – The Reds will cruise past this Premier League high attendance on a regular basis this coming season, as Anfield takes on a new look. 17. Leicester City’s record Premier League home attendance is 32,242 v Sunderland on 8 August 2015 – When the Foxes kicked off the 2015/16 season with a record home Premier League crowd at the KP Stadium, little did they know what was around the corner! 12. Tottenham Hotspur’s record Premier League home attendance is 36,763 v Sunderland on 19 May 2013 – Spurs won’t threaten this record in their final season at White Hart Lane, with capacity reduced to little more than 32,000. 14. Middlesbrough’s record Premier League home attendance is 34,836 v Norwich City on 28 December 2004 – This summer has seen an extensive overhaul of the Riverside to prepare it for the Premier League and its maximum capacit will be 33,746 – down from 34,733 last season in the Championship. 22 20. Crystal Palace’s record Premier League home attendance is 30,115 v Manchester United on 21 April 1993. Find out which clubs can boast the highest Premier League attendances, by clicking the arrow above, right! – Back then, Selhurst Park’s Holmesdale Road end was still a large standing terrace. The conversion to an all-seater stadium reduced the capacity of Palace’s home ground, which is currently just over 26,000. 22 22 West Ham’s new Olympic Stadium will have a Premier League capacity of 60,000 22 19. Blackburn Rovers’ record Premier League home attendance is 30,895 v Liverpool on 24 February 1996 – This Ewood Park crowd came when Rovers were reigning Premier League champions. 18. Southampton’s record Premier League home attendance is 32,151 v Arsenal on 29 December 2003 – Saints used to play Premier League football at the cramped Dell ground, which had an all-seated capacity of just over 15,000 when it closed in 2001. The club’s St Mary’s stadium meant they could raise their attendance record, which was set against Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’. 22 22 22 22 10. Leeds United’s record Premier League home attendance is 40,287 v Newcastle United on 22 December 2001 – Elland Road’s capacity has been reduced slightly, to just under 40,000. 22 22 22 22 5. Sunderland’s record Premier League home attendance is 48,355 v Liverpool on 13 April 2002 – The Stadium of Light boasts a capacity of 49,000. 22 22 22 The opening of West Ham’s new stadium and the completion of Liverpool’s new main stand will see attendance records tumble for both clubs.Meanwhile, Tottenham’s White Hart Lane stadium will be reduced in capacity for the club’s final campaign at the historic old ground, as they continue building work on a new stadium next door.The Premier League is witnessing a leap forward in stadium capacities, which got us thinking about the record attendances, by club, in the modern era (post-1992/93 season).Find out the top 20 record Premier League attendances, by club, in the gallery above. 11. Sheffield Wednesday’s record Premier League home attendance is 39,640 v Manchester United on 2 February 2000 – Hillsborough’s capacity remains close to 40,000. 22 3. Manchester City’s record Premier League home attendance is 54,693 v Leicester City on 6 February 2016 – City are aiming to increase the Etihad Stadium’s capacity to 60,000. 9. Everton’s record Premier League home attendance is 40,552 v Liverpool on 11 December 2004 – Goodison Park’s capacity is now 39,572. 22 2. Arsenal’s record Premier League home attendance is 60,161 v Manchester United on 3 November 2007 – The Gunners currently boast the second largest club stadium in England. 22 15. Derby County’s record Premier League home attendance is 33,378 v Liverpool on 18 March 2000 – Derby’s old Baseball Ground had a capacity of just over 18,000 all-seated when it closed in 1997, and the club’s Pride Park stadium witnessed a record Premier League crowd three years later. last_img read more