The fallout over controversial Olympic boxing judging continues after the International Boxing Association announced that their body's Executive Director has been 'reassigned'.
Judging at the Olympics has come under intense scrutiny following Michael Conlan's controversial defeat to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin and the gold medal awarded to Russian Evgeny Tishchenko after his bout with Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan.
The AIBA claimed yesterday that they have sent several judges home in the wake of those controversies and tonight they confirmed that Executive Karim Bouzidi of France is to be 'reassigned'.
Bouzidi was not named directly in the statement but an AIBA official confirmed he was the executive director referred to.
"The latest decisions taken emphasised AIBA will not shy away from its responsibilities and will continue to ensure a level playing field and a fair and transparent sport," the statement claimed.
However in an embarrassing gaffe for the AIBA, a passage in the initial statement the released read: "AIBA has concluded 250 bouts and remains fully committed to a zero tolerance policy towards fair play in boxing."