Official Creates Misunderstanding, IOA Apologises to International Boxing Association

IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta had claimed that the Indian Olympic body was not informed while approving members who would run boxing in the country. AIBA has clarified though that extensive discussions were held and all information was shared promptly.

updated: May 23, 2014 09:21 IST
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New Delhi: Furious with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta, the International Boxing Association said on Thursday that his claims that the IOA was not kept in the loop while approving the group to run Indian boxing were "ill-informed" and created a "misunderstanding".

"AIBA would like to correct ill-informed comments made by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Mr. Rajeev Mehta following the approval of Boxing India as provisional new AIBA member," the AIBA said in a statement.

"AIBA President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Mr. Narayna Ramachandran, met in Lausanne to discuss issues related to boxing in India. AIBA received full support from the IOA with regards to the selection of the new AIBA member for India," AIBA said.

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