London, Great Britain, July 28, 2012 – Mik Basi, British AIBA Referee & Judge (R&J) took the Oath at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on behalf of all sports referees and officials.
The Olympic Oath is one of the rituals of the Olympic Games. It is taken by an athlete from the host country, on behalf of all the athletes. Since 1972, a referee has taken an oath on behalf of all the referees and officials.
The Oath states as follows, “In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship.”
“AIBA is extremely honoured that one of its officials has been chosen for such an important task. It demonstrates the integrity of all our R&Js and reinforce AIBA’s position as a clean, honest and transparent International sports Federation”, stated Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President.
AIBA launches London 2012 dedicated website as the competition gets underway today
With the London 2012 Olympic Games a historic moment for the sport of boxing, it is with great pleasure that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) launches its new website dedicated to the greatest show on earth.
With Women’s Boxing gracing the competition for the very first time, we will bring you the most up to date and in-depth reports as the athletes battle it out for those career defining gold medals. 250 Men across ten weight categories and 36 Women across three will be taking to the ring at the ExCeL London from 28 July to 12 August in what promises to be one of the most competitive tournaments the World has ever witnessed.
With comprehensive coverage, boxers bios, schedules and results and all things boxing, do not miss any of the action on www.aiba-london2012.com.
The competition begins today with the Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) and Middleweight (75kg) preliminaries. The afternoon session starts at 13.30 whilst the evening one gets underway at 20.30 with twelve mouth-watering bouts in each. —- AIBA
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