The Court of Arbitration for Sport has thrown out an appeal from the International Boxing Association (I.B.A) after it was stripped of its rights to organize boxing events at the Paris Olympics.

Recall that the International Olympic Committee withdrew its recognition of boxing’s governing body, the I.B.A, last year due to longstanding concerns over governance issues.

In its ruling explaining the decision to dismiss the appeal, the court said the organization had not increased its financial transparency and sustainability.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport, which is sport’s highest court, also said the I.B.A had not changed its process relating to referees and judges to ensure its integrity, nor had it fully implemented other proposed reforms.

In the absence of the I.B.A, the International Olympic Committee has put in place the Paris Boxing Unit to ensure qualification and hosting of the sport at the 2024 Paris Games.

Boxing has been part of every Olympics since 1920 with the exception of the Covid-delayed Tokyo Olympics

The I.B.A was suspended by the IOC in 2019 for multiple corruption scandals.

Its fall from grace coincides with the emergence of a new umbrella federation, World Boxing, which already counts the United States and Switzerland, as members.