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Boxing federation will create program against bets

The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) announced that it would develop an educational program to combat gambling, after three fighters were sanctioned by the IOC for betting on fights during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

AIBA President CK Wu said that “the actions of a very small minority in Rio 2016 showed that what we thought was a very clear message needs to be reinforced.”

Olympic boxers Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly of Ireland and Britain’s Antony Fowler were reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for betting on fighting at the Games.
Wu said AIBA would develop a “clear and comprehensive educational program” for the 200 national federations and their boxers.

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He indicated that the AIBA disciplinary commission will take action with the three boxers admonished by the IOC. AP

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