Katie’s dream of com­pet­ing in Olympics moves a step closer

Bray People - - Sport -

KATIE TAY­LOR’S dream of com­pet­ing in the Lon­don Olympics in 2012 moved a step closer last week as am­a­teur box­ing’s gov­ern­ing body has voted unan­i­mously to pro­pose its in­clu­sion to the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee (IOC)

‘This is a cru­cial de­ci­sion in the de­vel­op­ment of women’s box­ing,’ In­ter­na­tional Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (AIBA) Pres­i­dent Dr Wu Ching-Kuo told re­porters on Wed­nes­day af­ter a meet­ing of the AIBA Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee in Mi­lan.

‘AIBA fully sup­port the idea of in­clud­ing women’s box­ing in the Olympic Games and now we must work hard to try to put for­ward a pro­posal the IOC can not refuse.’

The IOC is ex­pected to make a de­ci­sion on whether women’s box­ing is in­cluded in the 2012 Games at its congress in Copen­hagen in Oc­to­ber.

Tay­lor would be a firm favourite for an Olympic gold medal in Lon­don.

Katie Tay­lor

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