Published: Fri, June 28, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

1 more hurdle for breakdancing, 3 other new sports at 2024 Olympics

1 more hurdle for breakdancing, 3 other new sports at 2024 Olympics

"I am delighted with the IOC Session's vote in favour of our proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games programme", Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 organising committee said.

Capralos had been reprimanded back in 2012 as head of his country's Olympic Committee after his involvement in a London 2012 Games ticket resale scandal that also included several other national Olympic Committees.

The IOC Monitoring Committee is led by Nenad Lalović, the Executive Board member who spearheaded the Inquiry Committee and whose report led to the suspension of the recognition of AIBA.

The election of AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, who is under United States federal sanctions for suspected links to eastern European organized crime, prodded the IOC a year ago to investigate boxing's governance, debts and integrity of Olympic bouts.

A key part of the new process is creating new Olympic panels - one each for Summer and Winter Games - which will recommend one or more candidates for an election.

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Grueva, who has exchanged a series of heated letters with Moustahsane in recent weeks, said AIBA could be saved, despite executive director Tom Virgets telling Executive Committee members the suspension would likely force it into insolvency and bankruptcy.

The IOC was not being "control freaks" demanding legal guarantees far in advance, said Richard Pound, the longest-serving member.

Squash was the other sport in contention for a place in the 2024 schedule but remains the Olympic movement's perennial bridesmaid.

Qualifying tournaments for Tokyo are meant to be held in four continents from January through March, likely in London, China, Senegal and Argentina.

Among the changes is the removal of a clause in the Olympic Charter that requires hosts to be selected seven years prior to the Games. That Session, from June 24-26, will include a presidential election with Bach now expected to get a final four-year term unopposed.

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