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Women's boxing on 2012 slate

Updated: August 13, 2009, 12:18 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Women's boxing will make its Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games, giving all 26 sports on the program female and male competitors.

The International Olympic Committee added the event to the program on Thursday during a meeting of the executive board.

"It's a great addition," IOC president Jacques Rogge said. "The sport of women's boxing has progressed a lot, a tremendous amount, in the last five years. It was about time to include it in the Olympic Games."

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