Saturday, July 09, 2011

AIBA - boxing: IOC Adds Women's Boxing to Program for Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne, July 6th, 2011 - At its meeting in Durban, South Africa, on July 4, ahead of the 123rd IOC Session, the Executive Board of the International Committee approved the inclusion of women's boxing in the program of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu welcomed the decision, saying "[it] will further enhance the development of women's boxing from the grassroots level up and demonstrates a very positive progress in AIBA's continuous efforts to make women's boxing one of the most attractive competition programs in AIBA."
Wu also committed AIBA's full support for its members' development of women's boxing and encouraged them to participate actively in the growing development of the sport at international level.
Women's boxing is one of two new sports added to the program of the Youth Olympic Games for Nanjing 2014, bring the total number of sports to the IOC's maximum of 28 sports with 216 individual events and a total of 3,809 athletes.

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