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Cuba: Women boxing not 'appropriate'

Updated: August 21, 2009, 3:06 PM ET
Associated Press

HAVANA -- Cuba has no intention of fielding a team in women's boxing when the event makes its Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games, according to the president of the Cuban boxing federation.

The International Olympic Committee added the event to its program last week. Female boxers will compete in three weight classes, with 12 competitors each in flyweight, lightweight and middleweight.

"We have no plans at the moment to participate in any international events because we don't think ...

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