Women’s Boxing At London 2012 Games?
The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) executive committee voted unanimously Wednesday to bid for the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympics, starting with the London 2012 Games.
Boxing is the only one of 26 Olympic summer sports federations without female competitors.
An official application will be submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the end of this month and the IOC is to vote on the proposal at its session in Copenhagen in October.
AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu told The Associated Press, "the IOC understands the importance of women's boxing and knows the current developments and its popularity. We are the only sport without women in the Olympics. We are the only sport where women's rights are not fully respected. We have to work with the IOC to gain their understanding and support".
Wu believes after intensive lobbying the AIBA has garnered enough support to ensure a positive vote.
Wu added, "in the Olympic movement there should not be any discrimination - racial, sexual, political - so women (boxers) should have the right to compete in the Games".Write or read comments about this article
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