Featherweight is thrown out

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Controversy never seems to be far away from the Olympic boxing competition and yesterday proved no exception as a competitor and a referee were both sent home.

The Barbadian featherweight, John Kelman, got his marching orders after angrily throwing a glove when he was stopped in the third round by Hungary's Janos Nagy. He has also been banned from amateur boxing for a year.

The International Amateur Association president, Anwar Chowdhry, also revealed that a Tunisian referee had been suspended for poor officiating and would play no further part in the Olympics.

Chowdhry did not identify the suspended referee but said he had been guilty of poor judging. "In one day he made four mistakes. We could not tolerate it," said the official.