7 Oct 2011

Boxing opens bribery investigation

10:01 am on 7 October 2011

The International Amateur Boxing Association has launched an investigation into allegations that multi-million dollar have been paid to ensure boxers from Azerbaijan won gold medals at next year's London Olympics.

A special investigation committee is following up the allegations, made by the BBC's Newsnight programme, that $11 million was involved.

The claims emerged at the start of the current world amateur championships in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku.