IOC denies Manny Pacquiao from taking part within the Paris 2024 Olympics: Why?

The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) won’t amend its guidelines to permit former Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao to compete in boxing on the Paris 2024 Video games, as he’s 5 years over the age restrict.

Pacquiao, who retired from skilled boxing in 2021, needed to combat at 45 on the Olympic boxing event in Paris, the place medal bouts can be staged on the Roland Garros tennis advanced.

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The IOC mentioned Sunday that it wrote to the leaders of the Olympic motion within the Philippines, explaining that the 40-year age restrict will stay the identical. The IOC took over the group of Olympic boxing after disowning the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation because the governing physique.

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The age cap for Olympic boxing was raised from 34 to 40 in 2013, a call that might have allowed Pacquiao to compete within the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, however he determined in opposition to it on the time to run for senator in his dwelling nation.

It’s not identified if Pacquiao would have tried to earn the spot for Paris 2024 in one of many two qualifying tournaments to be held later this month in Italy and in Might in Thailand.

The Philippine Olympic Committee had tried to push to obtain a spot below the “universality” idea for Paris. These are locations given to nations with few athletes and which have problem in qualifying on benefit.

Nevertheless, the IOC defined on Sunday that the Philippines has had an excessive amount of sporting success to learn from the strategy.

“Universality locations should not awarded to delegations with a median of greater than eight athletes in particular person disciplines/sports activities within the final two editions of the Olympic Video games, and such is the case for the Philippine Olympic Committee,” the IOC mentioned.

Manny Pacquiao ended his illustrious profession within the ring in September 2021 on the age of 42 after 72 fights. He received a document 12 world titles in eight totally different divisions.

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