Women’s boxing is looking set to be introduced in the London 2012 Olympics. This will mean that the last Olympic men-only sport will be so no more. Hooray! (Even bigger hooray if the story didn’t involve people hitting each other but what can you do hooray!)
The International Olympic Committee’s executive board meets in Berlin on Thursday and will make recommendations to be confirmed in October.
The IOC will also look to select two new sports from a shortlist of seven – including rugby sevens, golf and squash – to be included in the 2016 Games.
In all, 17 sports federations have made requests for modifications to their programmes for 2012.
In Beijing 165 medals were available to men, compared to 124 for women.
Women’s boxing appeared in the Games as a demonstration event in 1904, but was then banned for most of the 20th century in many countries.
However, IOC president Jacque Rogge is supporting plans to stage four women’s categories in 2012.
Read more on BBC Online.