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do-you-know has a special section on its website devoted to the International Boxing Association’s 2017 Year of Africa.

AIBA have proclaimed the 2017 Year of Africa, a scheme designed to “bring education, empowerment and a legacy for the region’s boxing at the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle”.

It is hoped the Year of Africa will help to deliver a 250 per cent increase in the number of certified coaches, referees and judges and technical staff across the continent.

The project began last week in Togo. Education is a central theme of the initiative and day one saw the World Anti-Doping Agency invited to host a conference that underlined their latest efforts to keep sport free of doping.

Held at the Togo Olympic Committee headquarters, AIBA also invited representatives from several other of the country’s national federations to take part, with the likes of the athletics, cycling and swimming also in attendance at the important opening-day event.

AIBA’s 2017 Year of Africa is just one of several initiatives currently being undertaken by the world governing body, including #HeadsUpthe fantastic work to help prevent concussions and cuts.

Check out #AIBAFamily, launched last month as part of AIBA’s attempts to help bring all 201 of its National Federations together in a shared commitment to the sport leading up to Tokyo 2020.

You can find out all about AIBA’s Championships and discover the exciting growth in Women’s Boxing.

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