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Eyes turn towards IOC as Rakhimov secures Aiba presidency

Gafur Rakhimov has offered an “olive branch” to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after securing the presidency of the International Boxing Association (Aiba) on a full-time basis, however the appointment is set to cast further doubt over the body’s position within the Olympic Movement.

Aiba held its presidential election at its Congress in Moscow on Saturday, with Rakhimov, who had held the position on an interim basis since the departure of the disgraced Ching Kuo Wu late last year, facing opposition from one rival.

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