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Allegations of deal to fix 2012 Olympic boxing medals by Azerbaijan

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  • Allegations of deal to fix 2012 Olympic boxing medals by Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan bribes Olympic officials with $10 Million for two Gold Medals

    Boxing chief denies cash for 2012 Olympic medals deal



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ht/9597591.stm
    Last edited by londontsi; 09-28-2011, 01:12 AM.
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    Re: Allegations of deal to fix 2012 Olympic boxing medals by Azerbaijan

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    Olympics: Allegations of boxing bribe

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15034317


    Just 10 months before the 2012 Olympic Games open in London, the BBC has learned of allegations of corruption at the heart of Olympic boxing,
    including a claim that Olympic gold medals were, in effect, offered for sale.

    Two whistle blowers who spoke to the BBC's Newsnight programme have revealed allegations
    that the International Boxing Association promised Azerbaijan two gold medals in 2012, in return for $10m.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15034317


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      Boxing allegations response 'muddled'


      The International Amateur Boxing Association is investigating an allegation of corruption involving Azerbaijan.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today...00/9598088.stm

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        Re: Allegations of deal to fix 2012 Olympic boxing medals by Azerbaijan

        Fresh allegations over Azerbaijani boxers

        http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slu...ption_20110927

        Fresh allegations of corruption involving Azerbaijani boxers have surfaced at the world amateur championships following earlier claims the ex-Soviet state paid a huge bribe to secure Olympic gold for its fighters.

        British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that Azerbaijan's boxers had been given seeded positions at the world championships—the first Olympic qualifying event for boxing—that did not reflect their world rankings.

        "The seedings see the Azerbaijani super-heavyweight Magomedrasul Medzhidov ranked No 2, despite never having fought in a major tournament at that weight," the newspaper's report said.

        "Of the eight other (Azerbaijani) boxers, four are seeded at No 8 in their respective weight categories although that does not reflect their world ranking," it said.

        The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) denied any irregularities in the seeding process at the championships, saying that it conformed to competition rules available for public scrutiny on its website.



        "In the regulations, the host country has eight seeded boxers," AIBA spokesman Sebastien Gillot told AFP.

        "The regulation would be the same for any host country," he said, rejecting any suggestion of preferential treatment for Azerbaijan.

        He said that Medzhidov was given his number two seeding because "he was the second best boxer in the World Series of Boxing last year".

        The British newspaper's allegations followed a report by the BBC last week claiming that an Azerbaijani national paid a $9 million bribe to ensure victories for the country's fighters at next year's Olympics.

        The claim caused fury in Baku where Azerbaijani boxing officials described it as a lie, while AIBA president Wu Ching-Kuo said it was "totally untrue and ludicrous".

        "Any corruption or manipulation is totally unacceptable," he said.

        The world championships are being seen as a major event in Azerbaijan, an energy-rich state seeking to boost its international profile.
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