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Paris to stage rescheduled Tokyo 2020 European boxing qualifier

Baku, March 4, AZERTAC

Paris has been chosen to stage the rearranged European boxing qualifier for the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to insidethegames.biz.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force (BTF), which is organizing the qualifiers, confirmed the French capital had replaced London as the host city for the event.

The Copper Box on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park had been due to host the event, which began in March last year before being suspended after three days of competition due to COVID-19, from April 22 to 26.

The BTF, responsible for the qualifiers and the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 after the IOC suspended the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Olympic recognition, decided to move the event from London in January amid concerns over a surge in COVID-19 cases in Britain.

The European boxing qualifier will start at the point at which it was suspended last year, and it is expected to be held either behind closed doors or with limited attendance.

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