Russian national team will compete at the AIBA World Boxing Championships under the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) flag, according to the decision issued by the AIBA Board of Directors on 21 September 2021.
On 17 December 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued an award in the case between World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Russian National Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). In this award, the CAS ruled that RUSADA was non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, and as a consequence, issued a number of orders which came into effect on 17 December 2020 and will remain in effect until 16 December 2022. As a signatory of the Code, AIBA is bound to comply with the CAS Award and to ensure its implementation within the sport of boxing.
Russian boxers and support personnel shall be entered by and represent the «Russian Boxing Federation» and use «RBF» as an acronym. Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 is to be played for all ceremonies.
This decision has been adopted by the AIBA Board of Directors on 21 September 2021. It comes into force with immediate effect and will stay in full force and effect until 16 December 2022.
The full decision is available at the link.
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