Thursday, August 13, 2009

Female Boxers on Their Way to the Olympics

A step forward has been made today for women athletes around the world (although it cannot be ignored that it has taken far too long!). Today the International Olympic Committee gave the final okay to include women's boxing in the 2012 Summer Games in London! This means that all 26 sports included in the games will now have male and female athletes/competitions. Although there are still disparities in the number of medals female vs. male boxers can win (3 compared to 10) I am happy to see that the IOC is taking a long awaited step in the right direction. Congratulations to our badass boxing sisters!

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