Embattled Wu defiant as AIBA offices reopen
The offices of amateur boxing’s ruling body AIBA reopened yesterday after a week-long closure with embattled president Wu Ching-Kuo on site despite a push for his ouster by rival executives. Wu’s executive committee has passed a motion of noconfidence against his leadership and have asked Swiss courts to approve a temporary administration, accusing the Taiwanese president of financial mismanagement. A notice posted on the door of the organisation’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland last week announced that the office had been closed following the no-confidence vote. “The staff and the president are back at work, especially to prepare for the World Championships in Hamburg”, Wu told AFP, referring to the competition set to take place in the German city from August 25 to September 2. Wu has previously charged his rivals with trying to pull off “a military coup”.