POSTED: Wednesday January 20th 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
More Women's Events To Debut Than Men's At The 16th Asian Games
Women's Boxing Enters 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games
GUANGZHOU, China - January 20, 2009 - The 16th Asian Games (http://www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is pleased to announce that Women’s Boxing will appear in the Guangzhou Asian Games this November, prior making its debut at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012.
The Asian Games are the second largest sports event in the world after the Summer Olympic Games.
According to Mr. Li Xiaofeng, Executive Deputy Director of the Sports Department of the Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC), more women's events will debut than men's during The 16th Asian Games including Women's Kabaddi, Water Polo, Cricket, Roller Sports, Dragon Boat Racing, Weiqi, Xiangqi and Boxing which will be included in the Asian Games for the first time.
Among them, the greatest attention is being focused on Women's Boxing, which will be unveiled at the 2010 London Summer Olympics, following a decision made at the International Olympic Committee Executive Board Meeting in Berlin in August 2009.
The Asian Boxing Confederation proposed the inclusion of Women's Boxing in the 2010 Asian Games to the Olympic Council of Asia and GAGOC in hopes of raising the level of Women's Boxing in Asia.
In early January 2010, the OCA and GAGOC decided to add three events of Women's Boxing into The 16th Asian Games for a total of 476 sporting events.
About The 16th Asian Games
The 16th Asian Games (http://www.gz2010.cn/en) is approved and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia and will be held in “Flower City” of Guangzhou from November 12 - 27, 2010. More than 14,000 athletes, trainers and coaches from 45 countries and regions will compete in 42 sports. More than 10,000 accredited and non-accredited worldwide media are anticipated to cover the Games with more than three million spectators expected to attend.
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