Including female boxing in the Olympics has been gloriously rewarded says AIBA President…..
Following a succesful London 2012 Olympic Games, AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu sent the below letter to all 194 AIBA National Federations.
Dear Presidents and Secretaries General,
In my capacity of President and on behalf of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), I would like to once again congratulate all National Federations, particularly all boxers, for their participation to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The entire world has witnessed how boxing is nowadays one of the leading sports within the Olympic Movement, this being the result of AIBA’s investment and determination to bring our sport to the highest level. AIBA has proved once again that the traditional essence and spirit of the noble sport of boxing have not disappeared from the world of sport in which our boxers have excelled.
Your passion and efforts as well as the support rendered to me in the past few years helped AIBA to achieve this goal. Every Member of the Boxing Family should be proud of the results of the London 2012 Olympic Games and of all these well-deserved successes.
As you know, Women’s Boxing made its debut in London and the performances of our women boxers were absolutely astonishing and were praised unanimously worldwide. The efforts made to include Women Boxing in the Olympic Games have been gloriously rewarded and will help in AIBA’s continuous focus to have additional weight categories added for the next Olympic Games in Rio.
However, there is still a lot of space for improvement in many aspects and AIBA will work on a continuous basis in order to ensure that honesty and transparency are fully respected within our organization. Let us go on working together for the betterment of our sport.
Once again, thank you!”