Women boxing gets nod for 2012 Olympics

Updated: 13 August 2009 13:49 IST

London Olympics will see women boxers competing for gold after a decision came on Thursday from the International Olympic Committee's executive board.

Berlin:

The profile of women's boxing received a huge boost here today when International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge announced that it would be an Olympic sport at the 2012 Games in London.

Rogge, a former boxing doctor, is a strong advocate of women's boxing and his desire was rubber-stamped by the IOC Executive Board at their meeting today.

Women's boxing, which first came to prominence in England in 1720, appeared as a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics but did not reappear on the radar until a vain attempt to have it introduced back into the Games failed in 2005.

The arrival of women's boxing at the 2012 Games will signal a reduction in the number of men's boxing categories.

Topics : Boxing
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