Boxing: 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Last Updated on Saturday, 09 July 2011 23:44
Written by Boxing News
Saturday, 09 July 2011 23:38
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee recently announced that women's boxing has been approved for inclusion for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Welcoming the decision, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, President of AIBA, the governing body for amateur boxing worldwide, said "[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."
Dr 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, bringing the total number of sports to the IOC's maximum of 28 sports with 216 individual events and a total of 3,809 athletes.
The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as II Summer Youth Olympic Games) is the second of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games from 16 to 28 August 2014, during the XXX Olympiad. The Games will be held in Nanjing, China in a decision announced on 10 February 2010 after voting by IOC members at the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada.