Boxing events at the Asian Games 2022, which will be held next year, will serve as qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
On Thursday, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a new qualification system for boxing at the Paris Olympics, making regional multi-sports events like the Asian Games and European Games work as qualifiers.
“The new qualification system is based on direct qualification through selected competitions, including the use of National Olympic Committee (NOC) regional multisport events as Olympic boxing qualification tournaments,” the IOC informed through a press release.
The IOC has earmarked the upcoming Asian Games, the European Games, the Pan-American Games, the Pacific Games and a similar multisport event from Africa (to be confirmed) as the continental qualifying events for Paris 2024 boxing competitions.
All the continental multi-sports events, including the postponed Asian Games, will be held next year.
The Asian Games 2022 were originally scheduled for September this year but were postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases in and around the host city of Hangzhou in China. The Games will now be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023.
Following the regional qualifiers, two world qualification tournaments will be held in 2024, where boxers from all regions will get another shot at securing a quota place for Paris 2024.