The International Olympic Committee last week opened an inquiry into AIBA's governance, finances and ethics, and banned contact with Tokyo Games organizers. IOC concerns include Lausanne-based AIBA's challenges to operate bank accounts in Switzerland while Rakhimov remains on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list. He denies wrongdoing.
England Boxing says AIBA has "deep-rooted issues that exist" despite changes under Rakhimov's interim leadership before he was formally elected last month. The U.S. Treasury Department says Rakhimov is a heroin trafficker linked to organized crime.
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