Brazil says request to review Olympic final denied

The Brazilian Olympic Committee says boxing officials have

turned down its request to review the result of the Olympic


The committee had asked officials to analyze the 75kg division

final in which Esquiva Florentino Falcao lost 14-13 to Japanese

boxer Ryoto Murata, but the International Boxing Association said

Tuesday that there was not enough evidence to prompt a review.

The committee made the request after learning through Brazilian

media that referee Mariusz Gorn of Poland told an official after

the fight that he made a mistake and regretted giving Falcao a

two-point penalty that eventually proved costly for the


The boxing association told the committee that the referee only

showed sympathy for the Brazilian’s loss but never implied he made

a mistake.