Olympic Channel to cover boxing Olympic qualifiers

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel will provide exclusive global digital coverage of the five boxing qualification events for Tokyo 2020 taking place between February and May.

The Olympic Channel will provide live streaming coverage of all men’s and women’s bouts across all weight categories, plus highlights, news and live studio shows ahead of the quarter finals, semi finals and finals of each event. Coverage will be available for free in all territories worldwide via the Olympic Channel website and apps for mobile and television.

The qualification competition consists of four continental events and a finals. The schedule is:

20-29 February – African qualifying event in Dakar, Senegal – commentary in English and French

3-11 March – Asia/Oceania qualifying event in Amman, Jordan – commentary in English, Hindi, Mandarin and Russian

13-23 March – Europe qualifying event in London, Great Britain – commentary in English and Russian

26 March-3 April – Americas qualifying event in Buenos Aires, Argentina – commentary in English and Spanish

13-24 May – Final qualifying event in Paris, France – commentary in English and French.

The qualifying events and the Olympic boxing competition at Tokyo 2020 are being organised by the IOC’s Boxing Task Force, which was created following the suspension of the International Boxing Association last year.

Mark Parkman, general manager of the Olympic Channel, said: “Boxing fans around the world will be excited to know that there is one dedicated place to follow the journeys behind their favourite athletes and Olympic hopefuls in their quests to achieve their Olympic dreams. We look forward to showcasing the sport of boxing and bringing these stories to life through our comprehensive coverage to a worldwide audience.”