Women's boxing returns to the Olympics
by Jess McCabe // 13 August 2009, 13:52
Women's boxing will become an Olympic sport again in 2012, when female boxers will have a chance to compete in the London games. It will be the first time since 1904 women's boxing features in the Olympics.
The BBC reports:
Boxing had been the only Olympic event without any female participants.
Three women's weight classes will be added, with one men's class dropped to make room for them.
The decision was welcomed by British sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe, who said: "This move is a massive boost for women's boxing."