IBA Olympic Qualification for Paris 2024
IBA Olympic Qualification for Paris 2024
On 1 April 2022, the IOC Executive Board confirmed the Olympic Qualification System (OQS) for boxing at the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The IOC’s confirmation follows months of work in cooperation with the International Boxing Association (IBA) to ensure that this OQS is the fairest ever created for our sport.
In developing the OQS, IBA worked closely with the IOC Sports Department, the IBA Competitions, R&J and Athletes Committees, Continental Confederation leaders and the host country’s boxing federation.
The OQS defines the categories for Paris 2024, with the IOC having previously allocated 124 boxers for seven events on the men’s side and 124 boxers for six events on the women’s side. During the planning process of the OQS, the priority was to guarantee that boxers from all Confederations would have an equal opportunity to qualify for the event in Paris. In fact, each Continental Confederation will have the chance to send at least one athlete to all of the events: a first for the smaller Confederations.
Paris 2024 events
For the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the 12 IBA lightest men’s categories will be combined in pairs to form six Olympic categories for men. The heaviest IBA men’s category will form the seventh Olympic category.
For the Olympic Games Paris 2024, 12 IBA women’s categories will be combined to form six Olympic categories for women. The two remaining IBA categories, under 81kg and over 81kg, will not be included.
The Olympic qualification period will run from 1 January 2023 to 31 May 2024. Qualification will take place in four phases:
- There will be 26 quota places for men and 20 for women.
- The two finalists in each IBA category that form an Olympic category will be awarded quota places.
- Quota places will be allocated based on the Men’s and Women’s IBA World Boxing Championships (Q3 and Q4 of 2023).
- Where two athletes from the same NOC reach the finals of two IBA categories that contribute to a single Olympic category, the NOC will decide on the final quota allocation.
- There will be 42 quota places for men and 36 for women.
- The highest six (6) ranked athletes in each of the Men’s and Women’s Olympic categories, according to the Olympic ranking lists as of 31 December 2023.
- Athletes who have been allocated a quota place in phase one and confirmed by their respective NOC, will not be considered for phase two in their respective categories.
- There will be 42 quota places for men and 56 for women.
- IBA will ensure that all Confederations (EUBC, ASBC, OCBC, AFBC and AMBC) will have representation in every Olympic category. Quota places will be allocated based on the Olympic ranking list of 31 March 2024.
- The seven host country quota places will be allocated to the athletes who rank highest according to the Olympic ranking lists as of 31 March 2024.
- There will be 14 quota places for men and 12 for women.
- A World Qualification Tournament will be held in May 2024, including all the Men’s and Women’s Olympic categories.
- The two finalists in each category will be allocated a quota place.
- If for any reason this tournament cannot take place, the respective quota places will be allocated to the next highest ranked eligible athletes according to the Olympic ranking lists as of 31 March 2024.
- Where NOCs have confirmed quota places in an Olympic category in phases one, two or three, they will not be permitted to enter further athletes in the same Olympic category at the World Qualification Tournament.
- Nine (9) Universality places: 4 for Men and 5 for Women athletes
- Universality places will be allocated to athletes in order to ensure the minimum participation of at least one athlete per continent per Olympic category, according to the Olympic ranking lists of 31 March 2024 and subject of the maximum quota places per Olympic category.
- Athletes who have been allocated in phase one and two will be counted for these continental minimums.
The complete calendar for the OQS is currently under development and will be published in full before January 2023.
The Olympic ranking list methodology will be published before January 2023.