BFI Joins International Olympic Committee

  • 01 Jun 2024

On May 31st, 2024, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) joined World Boxing; days after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) highlighted the sport’s need for a “credible, well-governed” international federation.

Key Points

  • India’s inclusion in World Boxing is due to the decision taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that if any country wishes to take part in the Olympics, post the 2024 Paris Olympics, they should be a member of World Boxing.
  • The Indian federation is now a part of the now-suspended International Boxing Association (IBA).
  • The IBA was de-recognised in 2019 over several irregularities, including financial, sports integrity and governance issues. Boxing at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics will be overseen by the IOC.
  • World Boxing currently has members covering all five continents that compete in international boxing.