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Olympic boxing plans unchanged, despite IOC plan

May 23. 2019
Pichai Chunhavajira
Pichai Chunhavajira
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By The Nation

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Thai boxing chief Pichai Chunhavajira says Thailand will still focus on filling up their Olympic quota of 13 fighters no matter who is in charge of the organising the competition in Japan next year.

Pichai, who is also the Olympic Committee of Thailand vice president, said his goal would be to send eight men and five women, the maximum allowed by a country, despite the International Olympic Committee yesterday stripping the International Boxing Association (AIBA) of its right to run the event at Tokyo 2020.

Pichai says that during the last year’s Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, where boxing event was not run by AIBA, there was no problem because athletes and officials were satisfied with the organisation of the event and the results declared.

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