Date set for court verdict in Olympic boxing presidency case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set an Oct. 30 target to judge a Kazakh official's appeal to be accepted as a candidate against an alleged heroin trader from Uzbekistan in Olympic boxing body AIBA's presidential election due four days later.

CAS says it also registered a separate appeal, by the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation, seeking to delay the election scheduled for Nov. 3 in Moscow.

Serik Konakbayev wants to stand against AIBA interim president Gafur Rakhimov, who the U.S. Treasury Department called "one of Uzbekistan's leading criminals." Rakhimov's assets in American jurisdiction were frozen.

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