August 02, 2016
#BrazilNuts: Olympic Boxing Knocked Out By Corruption
From government corruption to athletes getting robbed at the Olympic Village, the Summer Games have been plagued – and we mean that literally – with scandal and bad news. But with Rio’s opening ceremony taking place this Friday, we hope to keep things positive this week… starting tomorrow. Until then, let’s take a look at the latest scandal to hit Rio: boxing. Senior officials within the sport believe a cabal of officials are manipulating the draw and judging system to ensure certain boxers win. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) insists these are just rumors, though one official claims there is “no doubt” that the system of preemptively selecting winners has become more sophisticated, where scores are being manipulated to reward countries that will pay to host AIBA championships. Fear not, because AIBA, who is implicated in the scandal, promises to investigate.