Women's Boxing in the Olympic Games

The prospect of having women's boxing in the 2012 Olympic Games has generated much excitement across the boxing scene. With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) scheduled to announce their verdict on August 13 in Berlin, preparations to promote women's boxing have been in full swing.

AIBA's commitment in having women's boxing included in the Olympic Games has been devout with a strong presence during this year’s Sportaccord event in Denver , USA. AIBA Women's World Championships Ningbo City 2008 81kg bronze medalist Tiffanie Hearn (USA) represented the sport and created encouragement and positive press during the event to include women’s boxing in the Olympic Games.

AIBA's proposal to add women's boxing into the Olympic Games continues to generate interest and popularity. With over 120 countries practicing women's boxing, AIBA is supporting its athletes around the world and promoting the skill, motivation and devotion women are bringing to the boxing arena.

For further information promoting women's boxing in the Olympic Games:

Women's Boxing in Olympic Games Video

AIBA Women's Olympic Boxing brochure


April 8, 2009 - Laurell dreams of Olympic Opportunity  

April 6, 2009 -
China gives backing to AIBA's women's Olympic boxing proposal

April 1, 2009 - Women's Olympic Boxing decision due August

March 27, 2009 - Women's Boxing given great hope at Sportaccord

February 15, 2009 - Jowell's fight to bring female boxing to London Olympics