ATHLETE AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME
The Task Force has announced the establishment of an Athlete Ambassador Group to engage with, support and represent boxers. They will also collect valuable athlete input and feedback then report them to the Task Force. The purpose of this task force is to promote the athlete voice and representation in boxing, for Tokyo Olympic 2020 and beyond.
The Athlete Ambassadors will consist of 10 boxers, one man and one woman from every of the five regions, representing gender equality and global representation. Both 10 of them will be chosen from among nominations proposed by National Olympic Committees and National Federations on 30 September. They will be participated by additional athletes elected by their peers at each of the four continental events.
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (PWC) TO MANAGE REFEREEING AND JUDGING PROCESS
To ensure the successful, fair and transparent delivery of the Olympic Qualification Events and the Olympic competition, the Olympic Boxing Task Force is currently deciding the appointment of PwC to independently oversee the process for choosing and evaluating boxing referees and judges.
The evaluation will be implemented prior to, and during, the five Olympic Qualification Events and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
This decision was build upon the successful management at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, where the partnership with PwC helped ensure the credibility, fair and transparency of refereeing and judging personnel as well as processes.
The establishment of the Olympic Boxing Task Force by the IOC Executive Board (EB) based on the recommendation of the IOC EB on 22 May, being approved by the IOC Session on 26 June. Which also means that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the IOC will be suspended and evaluated after Tokyo 2020. The decision was based on the suggestion of the Inquiry Committee founded by the IOC EB on 30 November 2018 over queries and concerns about AIBA in the areas of finance, governance, ethics and refereeing and judging.