The Five Qualification Events

Here is a look at the host cities and venues of the five qualification events for boxing to take place ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

Asian/Oceania Qualifying Event – Wuhan, CHN

3-14 February 2020

Competition Venue: Honhsgan Gymnasium. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province in central China. It is a major port city on the Yangtze River with a population of over 10 million. Wuhan is considered the political, financial and cultural hub of central China. Wuhan is also a major sports city, and a major transport hub, with international flights operating from Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Bangkok.

African Qualifying Event – Dakar, SEN

20-29 February 2020

Competition Venue: Dakar International Expo Center, Diamniadio. Dakar was elected by the IOC Session in Buenos Aires in October 2018 to host the Youth Olympic Games 2022. The Expo Center is a multi-purpose facility with five halls inaugurated in November 2018. It is located in Diamniadio, a new modern city being built outside Dakar that will be a hub for the Youth Olympic Games 2022.

European Qualifying Event – London, GBR

14-24 March 2020

Competition Venue: Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. London hosted its third Olympic Games in 2012. The Copper Box is a successful legacy venue from the Olympic Games London 2012. The venue has been adapted post-Games into a vibrant multi-sport venue for community use, athlete training and sports events. It hosts regular national and international sports events.

Americas Qualifying Event – Buenos Aires, ARG

26 March – 3 April 2020

Competition Venue: CeNARD. Buenos Aires successfully hosted the Youth Olympic Games 2018, where Futsal was played at the CeNARD, Argentina’s national high-performance athletics training centre. CeNARD was also the main sports hub of the 2006 South American Games.

Final World Qualifying Event – Paris, FRA

13-20 May 2020

Competition Venue: Grand Dôme, Villebon-sur-Yvette. The City of Light is preparing to join London as a three-time Olympic host city when it stages the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The World qualifying event in Paris will give boxers a second chance to qualify for Tokyo 2020, and will be open only to those athletes who have not yet qualified.

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