Investigation into possible Rio 2016 boxing corruption by Aiba opened up

  • Richard McLaren, man who exposed Russian doping, to lead
  • Judging irregularities and suspicious decisions to be examined

An investigation into possible corruption during the Olympic boxing competition at Rio 2016 is to be led by Professor Richard McLaren, the man who uncovered the full extent of Russian state-sponsored doping.

The Guardian can reveal that McLaren, who found that more than a thousand Russian athletes in 30 sports had been part of a sophisticated doping programme, has now been tasked with investigating potential judging and refereeing irregularities in Rio by the International Boxing Association (Aiba).

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