Women’s boxing returns to the Olympics

Women’s boxing will become an Olympic sport again in 2012, when female boxers will have a chance to compete in the London games. It will be the first time since 1904 women’s boxing features in the Olympics.

You might remember we posted about this last year, and so it’s good to see that the executive board of the International Olympic Committee has gone down this route.

The BBC reports:

Boxing had been the only Olympic event without any female participants.

Three women’s weight classes will be added, with one men’s class dropped to make room for them.

The decision was welcomed by British sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe, who said: “This move is a massive boost for women’s boxing.”

(Via Feminist Philosophers)

Photo from Women’s Boxing Archive Network

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