Olympics opens door for Women boxers; Mary Kom vows Gold
Berlin: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday decided to include women’s boxing in the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London.
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
The arrival of women`s boxing at the 2012 Games will
signal a reduction in the number of men`s boxing categories.
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