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Now we need "Skirts" to figure out that women are boxing?
By Sue TL Fox
source/news/BBC
October 28, 2011

     
   
   
   
   

(OCT 28) According to Jessica Creighton, a BBC Olympic sports reporter, the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) wanted the female boxers to wear "skirts" instead of "Shorts". Creighton wrote that during last year's World Championships, the AIBA presented competitors with skirts, rather than the usual shorts, which it wanted to "phase in for international competitions".

The AIBA justifies the skirts as it would distinguish female boxers from male boxers.

At this point in time it is "Optional" for the boxers. Ireland's superstar amateur boxer, Katie Taylor said that she had not plans to wear a skirt, and that she didn't even wear mini-skirts when she was not boxing.

Full Article by Jessica Creighton/BBC Olympic Sports Reporter

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