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2020 Olympic boxing qualification set for April-June 2021 after delays

2020 Olympic boxing qualification set for April-June 2021 after delays
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2020 Olympic boxing qualification set for April-June 2021 after delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year, the Boxing Task Force (BTF) of the International Olympic Committee took charge of the five continental qualifying tournaments in the lead up to the Games.

Before the final three tournaments were delayed until the start of 2021, Asia-Oceania, Africa, and a part of the European events were completed.

The new dates for the qualifiers are:

  • European Olympic Qualifier – Phase 2 (continuation from the day after it was suspended – day 4 of competition): April – May 2021
  • Americas Olympic Qualifier: May 2021
  • Final World Olympic Qualifier: June 2021

The International Olympic Committee’s Boxing Task Force (BTF) in a statement said:

“The exact dates and locations will be confirmed at a later date as we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and the development of testing measures continue to evolve. We remain committed to confirming all final details at least 3 months prior to the start of the qualification events,”

63 boxers have qualified for Tokyo 2020 through events that were held in Amman, Jordan. Also 33 African boxers booked their tickets to Tokyo 2020 through events in Dakar, Senegal.

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