Em­bat­tled Wu de­fi­ant as AIBA of­fices re­open

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

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”.

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