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Four booted for bribe attempt

Updated: September 10, 2009, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

MILAN -- Four officials of the Mongolia team were expelled from the world boxing championships Thursday for allegedly trying to bribe a referee with a watch.

The Mongolian boxers, their coaches and team doctor were allowed to stay in Milan until the championships end Saturday, the International Amateur Boxing Association said on its Web site.

AIBA's code of ethics says any gifts offered to a referee must be authorized. Gifts can be exchanged "only as a mark of respect or friendship" ...

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