TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
geplaatst op 13 augustus 2009

VANDAAG, 13 AUGUSTUS 2009 is voor het damesboksen in de wereld een heel belangrijke dag.

VANDAAG wordt nl. tijdens de IOC (internationaal Olympisch commité) vergadering besloten of het damesboksen in 2012 olympisch wordt. Het uitgangspunt nu is dat er op de Olympische Spelen van 2012 in 3 gewichtscategorieen door dames kan worden deelgenomen te weten:

* 51 kg

* 60 kg

* 75 kg

We keep our fingers crossed, maar eigenlijk kan deze kans ons niet meer ontgaan!!!!!!!


We houden jullie op de hoogte!

 Hieronder een persbericht van april jl.

Olympics - 02 Apr 2009

By Callum Murray

The AIBA, the federation that controls boxing in the Olympics, said today that it is “quietly confident” that its campaign for women’s boxing to join the Olympic programme for the first time at the 2012 games in London will “get the green light.”

The International Olympic Committee said yesterday that its executive board would make a decision on the application in August this year. Because women’s boxing is a ‘discipline’ of an existing Olympic sport, not a completely new sport, a decision of the entire IOC membership is not required.

The AIBA originally wanted to add a women’s competition with no change to its men’s competition, but the IOC had indicated that it must restrict the number of boxers competing in the games to the present total of 286. As a result, the federation has accepted that it must “sacrifice” some of its male competitors in order to introduce a women’s competition involving 40 boxers.

The AIBA said that it would wait until after the IOC’s decision before making any final ruling on how to cull 40 male boxers from the existing programme. This could be achieved either through a reduction in the number of boxers competing in each weight category, or through the elimination of an entire category, it said.

The AIBA said that its key argument for the inclusion of women’s boxing in the games is based on the Olympic charter, which stipulates that there should be “gender equality” at the games.

The federation will argue that it was the only sport at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in which women were not represented.

A previous bid for women’s boxing to join the programme for the 2008 games was rejected by the IOC on the grounds that women did not compete globally in the sport.

However, the federation argues that there has been a “dramatic increase in participation worldwide” since the inaugural women’s boxing world championships in 2001. At that event, 124 women from 31 countries competed. At last year’s world championships in Ningbo City in China, the fifth edition of the event, there were 216 competitors from 39 countries.

The AIBA estimates that there are 500,000 licensed boxers and participants in women’s boxing worldwide.

The next world championships are in Bridgetown, Barbados next year.

The AIBA said that it has seen “no evidence” in its dealings with the IOC of a perceived prejudice that women competing in boxing is in some way “inappropriate.”

The federation claims that, by allowing women’s boxing into the games, the IOC “will not have to factor in major expenses since AIBA can hold the women’s competition within the men’s programme, without the addition of extra officials and/or venues.”

If women’s boxing is accepted onto the games programme, boxers would compete in five weight categories, with eight boxers to a category.

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