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THE DIRTY SOCKS OF OLYMPIC BOXING PART III: THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE II

By Ognian Georgiev

2017 was a nightmarish year for Olympic boxing and the governing body of the sport – AIBA. Power struggle, ugly accusations, disclosures of bad governance and shameful retirement by long time president of the organization and IOC Executive board member Wu Ching-kwo were just part of the events that shook the entire world.

During the year lasting war, a disgraceful moment has been well hidden from the public eye by Wu Ching-kwo and his lieutenants. For the first time ever a boxer won his bout by so called “security decision” during one of the most important events – the African championships. The tournament was a qualification for the World championships.
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AIBA PRESIDENT CHING-KUO WU RESIGNED

The president of Olympic boxing assosiation (AIBA ) Ching -Kuo Wu resigned from his position. He reached a deal with the current management of the organization after long and nasty war of words, threats and lawsuits between him and the Executive committee.

Both parties reached an agreement and signed it on paper. Wu’s governance was challenged after he made several bad deals that harmed the financial stability of AIBA . It’s expected that his resignation to be announced later today!

Check out our articles about the dramatic events that leaded to Wu’s resignation:
THE DIRTY SOCKS OF OLYMPIC BOXING, PART 1: Kazakhstan government invested $10 mil. into AIBA

THE DIRTY SOCKS OF OLYMPIC BOXING, PART II: $20 000 FOR A RIO QUOTA

Wu quit his position as a member of IOC Executive board. He will keep his regular membership at International Olympic committee.

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THE DIRTY SOCKS OF OLYMPIC BOXING, PART 1: Kazakhstan government invested $10 mil. into AIBA

By Ognian Georgiev

The government of Kazakhstan invested $10 mil. into AIBA, Olympic boxing federation, through a company, named Skiff Promotion. The deal raised many questions, because it was never presented or approved by the Executive committee of AIBA. It was a sole decision by the currently suspended AIBA president Ching-Kwo Wu. Few days ago he was temporary removed from his position by the organization’s disciplinary commission because of violation of the rules of the Olympic boxing governing body.

In the verge of inside war and a possible bankrupt of AIBA, because of bad financial decisions, the latest dark contract would put more pressure on Ching-Kwo Wu, who sealed the deal.

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IOC to review Olympic boxing, requests revenues audit

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a review of International Boxing Association (AIBA) and Olympic boxing after the Rio Games. The sport will be reevaluated after the scandals with controversial scoring during the Olympic boxing tournament. “Clearly, any issues raised in the sport will form part of this consideration,” confirmed the IOC via its communication department to Fightnews.com®.

Thomas Bach, photo credit: Mohan www.dohastadiumplusqatar.com

Thomas Bach, photo credit: Mohan http://www.dohastadiumplusqatar.com/Wiki

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KATHRYN CROFT: I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE SALES OF THE GIRL WITH NO PAST

One of the best psychological thrillers for 2015 was released in October by Kathryn Croft. The Girl With No Past won many followers to the British author. The good news for the fans of our next guest is the premiere of the sequel – The Girl You Lost.
We are happy to welcome at Land of Books Kathryn Croft.

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– Kathryn, what is your book The Girl With No Past about?
– The book is about a young woman called Leah, whose past comes back to haunt her. She lives a reclusive life as a self-inflicted punishment for something she did when she was younger but now someone has found out what happened and begins a reign of terror against her.
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MELISSA LENHARDT: STILLWATER STARTED AS A MODERN DAY RETELLING OF JANE AUSTEN’S PERSUASION

Melissa Lenhardt made the big break in the literary world with her novel Stillwater. The book was published in October 2015. The story received a lot of positive feedback with the readers giving an average of 4.5 Amazon stars. Melissa will have a very busy year, because two more novels by her are waiting for their premiere.
It’s a great pleasure to speak with our next guest for her amazing debut. Let’s welcome Melissa Lenhardt.

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– Melissa, what is your book Stillwater about?
STILLWATER is the story of an ex-FBI agent who takes the job as Chief of Police in small-town East Texas thinking it will be a nice, easy gig, but who ends up investigating two murders, fifty years apart, that share a surprising connection that will rattle the town to its core.
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ELIZA HENRY JONES: IN THE QUIET IS AN EXPLORATION OF GRIEF

Eliza Henry Jones released her debut novel In The Quiet on July 1. The book received huge praise by the readers with av. 4.7 Amazon stars. “Stunning debut”, “Absolutely Amazing”, This book just oozes raw emotions,” is the voice of the positive reviews.

Land of Books got a chance to meet the Australian author. Let’s say hello to Eliza Henry Jones.

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– Eliza, what is your book In The Quiet about?
In the Quiet is a novel set in rural Australia. It’s narrated from the perspective of Cate, who has recently died, as she watches her family. It’s an exploration of grief, family, the land and the ways that people relate to animals – specifically, horses.
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13 FACTS ABOUT JAMES PATTERSON AND CROSS JUSTICE

The adventures of the famous detective Alex Cross continue with book #23 Cross Justice. The novel was published on November 23 and without surprising no one headed NY Times bestseller list. For the past month the title stayed in Top 3 of the most wanted books of the prestigious rankings.

The readers showed their appreciation of the story with brilliant average of 4.7 Amazon stars from 350 plus reviews. Let’s welcome the famous New York writer at our 13 Facts rubric.

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RITA CARLA FRANCESCA MONTICELLI: THE MENTOR WAS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT WRITING A THRILLER

The Italian author Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli released with success the English version of her novel The Mentor on November 1. During October the thriller was available for pre-orders and for Amazon Prime members. The book collected many positive reviews.
Our next guest made a name in her country with sci-fi series about Mars. She is very interesting interlocutor and I am sure you will enjoy our chat.

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– Carla, what is your book The Mentor about?
The Mentor is a crime thriller set in London involving a forensic squad from Scotland Yard. The main character is a chief forensics detective, Eric Shaw, who investigates a series of murders that seem related to a cold case involving a person he cares for. This person, Mina, was just a child when twenty years earlier four men killed her family.
The purpose of the story isn’t exactly find out the culprit, but rather observe how the main character decides to react to his findings.
Though it can be read as standalone, this book is the first one in a trilogy, whose second book, titled “Syndrome”, I’m currently writing.
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STUART AKEN: A SEARED SKY IS ABOUT HYPOCRISY, LOYALTY AND LOVE

Stuart Aken is one of the most interesting multi genres writers. He is capable to switch between fantasy, horror, thriller and erotica. We will present his trilogy A Seared Sky in the next lines. It’s a real pleasure to welcome our next guest.

– Stuart, what is your last fantasy trilogy A Seared Sky about?
– My original title for the series was ‘Skyfire’, but I discovered a number of other books had this as part of their title, so I opted for ‘A Seared Sky‘, which essentially says the same thing. The ‘Skyfire’ in the tale is a returning comet, linked as an omen to the major religion of the main characters on their quest to fulfil a sacred mission. Written from the points of view of 8 of the top players, the tale follows the progress of three couples as they face new ideas, physical dangers, strange customs and traditions, and the invisible but ubiquitous influence of the Mindtalkers, a group with a talent for telepathy.
The story deals with the themes of hypocrisy, loyalty and love, amongst others, but it’s told as an adventure quest involving travel over wild seas and distant lands. The protagonists encounter pirates, wild beasts, strange tribes, cheating traders, and natural events such as storms, volcanic eruptions and snow in the high mountains, as well as the rivalry and hostility of different cultures and alternative religions. A romantic thread runs through the tale as three of the male protagonists find their women in danger under varied circumstances. Strong women also find they must face real hazards in order to keep their beliefs intact.
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