KYODO – The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday revealed the competition schedule for boxing, which recently gained approval to be included at the games after the sport’s governing body was stripped of its role.
Boxing will be held between July 25-Aug. 9 next year at Ryogoku Kokugikan. The Olympics will feature five weight categories for women and eight for men.
With the confirmation of the boxing schedule, the organizers have finalized all competition dates for next year’s Summer Games, which take place from July 24-Aug. 9.
The International Olympic Committee resolved to keep the sport on the program last month after deciding to strip the International Boxing Association of its right to oversee the sport in Tokyo due to unresolved governance issues.
IOC member and International Gymnastics Federation chief Morinari Watanabe has been appointed to head a special task force to organize the boxing qualifiers and the Tokyo competition.