Mikaela Mayer Appointed Athlete Ambassador by Olympic Boxing Task Force

Nov. 01, 2019, 3:56 p.m. (ET)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Boxing Task (BTF) announced this week that 2016 Olympian Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) was appointed as one of 10 Athlete Ambassadors to engage and represent boxing in the lead-up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

One male and one female ambassador was announced per region, with Julio Cesar La Cruz as the male America’s representative. The role of the ambassador is to engage with the boxing community both in person and digitally. They will help the BTF take into account the athletes’ voice in all areas of its planning for the qualification events, as well as the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

“We are excited to have Mikaela represent the Americas leading up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” stated Mike McAtee, USA Boxing Executive Director. “Having represented the United States in 2016, as well as numerous years prior, we feel she not only will represent USA Boxing, but the sport of boxing highly.”

The creation of the Athlete Ambassadors Group was announced on August 30.

The requirements to be included were having competed at international competitions in the past four years; being born no later than December 31, 2001;  being an amateur of professional boxer; and not having incurred any measure or sanction in relation to any violation of the Olympic Charter, the IOC Code of Ethics, the World Anti-Doping Code or other applicable regulations issued by the IOC, an International Federation (IF), an NF or an NOC.