(AUG 2) WBAN has just created a
special community Facebook, titled, "Equality For
Female Boxers - 2016 Olympics Rio de Janeiro." This
segment is dedicated solely for the most crucial
issue facing the sport in regards to the female amateur
boxers who are aspiring to compete in the next upcoming
There was a devastating decision by the International Olympic
Committee [I.O.C], on July 25, 2013, that will directly affect
the elite amateur female boxers in the upcoming Olympics in the
2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
So why are we pursuing to
encourage the I.O.C. to reconsider their decision?
Do the math: There are 286 boxers in the
Olympics. FEMALE BOXERS only account for 36 in the Olympics,
with only THREE weight classes. In the Men's division, there are
250 boxers, in TEN Weight Classes.
On the Olympics' Official Website, they state about equality:
The Olympic Charter was amended to include, for the first time
in history, an explicit reference to the need for work in this
area: "The IOC encourages and supports the promotion of women
in sport at all levels and in all structures, with a view to
implementing the principle of equality of men and women." Rule
2, paragraph 7, Olympic Charter in force as from 07.07.2007."
WBAN's stand on this issue: This is NOT Equality
for females in the sport of boxing.
To become involved go to the link
and spread the word about this to friends, media, websites, and
be part of the fight for these elite athletes.
Link to Equality
for Female Boxers