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Boxing : Controversial President prior to the withdrawal,

The controversial President of the world Boxing Association, AIBA, the Uzbek Gafur Rakhimov, wants to resign from his Post, and thus an exclusion from the Olympic Games to prevent. The has announced the 67-year-old businessman on Friday. Rakhimov wants to inform the members of the AIBA Executive Committee at the weekend in a telephone conference about his intentions, and at the same time, an interim President search.

Background are the accusations of the U.S. Treasury, Rakhimov is involved in criminal activities. The Uzbek denies the. "I confirm, as I have already repeated several times that the accusation levelled at me based on politically motivated lies. I trust that the truth will prevail,“ said the Uzbek.

requirements of the IOC, according to Rakhimov

Because of the charges, the International Olympic Committee has expressed doubts as to the integrity Rachimows and the Boxing tournament at the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo under the guidance of the AIBA questioned.

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Rakhimov does not want to jeopardize the Box-the competitions in Tokyo, and selects the retreat. He had a duty "to do everything in my Power to serve our Sport and our athletes," he said. The catalogue of demands of the IOC to a reorganisation of the finances and a change in the judge system, the AIBA had met, - said Rakhimov. The only open point to his Person, has triggered a controversy with the IOC. (dpa)

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