Tag Archives: Olympic Games 2016

Wladimir Klitschko interested in another bid for Olympic boxing gold

Wladimir Klitschko, the Atlanta 1996 super-heavyweight champ, could take advantage of the standard rules change to compete in the Olympic Games again Wladimir Klitschko has refused to rule out the possibility of emulating in the Olympic Games again. The 39 -year-old, who acquired super-heavyweight golden in Atlanta in 1996, could take advantage of a new move by the International Boxing …

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Professional boxers will be allowed to compete at Rio Olympics

Professional boxers are eligible to compete at the Rio Olympic Games after the International Boxing Association changed its rules Professional boxers are eligible to compete at the Rio Olympic Activity after the International Boxing Association( Aiba) changed its rules. Their potential inclusion will be decided upon by the national federations after 84 of the 88 delegates present at an extraordinary …

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Floyd Mayweather at the Olympics might not make sense but the horse has bolted already | Kevin Mitchell

Dr Wus suggestion that boxing at the Games grows professional invoked many an eyebrow but amateurism now sits at the periphery of boasts biggest event Dr Wu, the very interesting boy who runs Aiba, the governing body for amateur boxing, cast the sport into a minor delirium the coming week where reference is indicated not stated that professionals would be …

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Claressa Shields reaffirms Rio favorite status with second straight world name

The predominating Olympic champion won her second consecutive macrocosm championship in Kazakhstan to increase a 48 -bout winning streak Claressa Shields four-year run at the summit of womens boxing continued on Friday at “the worlds” championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. The American middleweight lived up to her nature No1 ranking in the 75 kg department with a unanimous-decision win over second-seeded …

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Why US women are likely to outperform the men again at the Olympics

The Americans are favorites in most team sports, and the gymnasts are as strong as ever. But staying ahead of the rest of the world remains a challenge The Year of the Woman, the headlines proclaimed throughout the 2012 Olympics. Globally, participation was up to 44.3% of the total athletes at the Games, and several countries that had previously balked …

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USA judo star Kayla Harrison hints at following Ronda Rousey into UFC

Harrison, who became USAs first ever female gold medallist in judo, says MMA is one of the top two choices when she retires after Rio Olympics American judo star Kayla Harrison is seriously considering trying to join her friend Ronda Rousey in the UFC following the Rio Olympics in August. Harrison, who became the first US woman to win an …

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Olympic boxing will be bloodier the summer months. But will it be safer?

Male boxers in Rio will fight without headgear. And while that could shorten concussion the increase in slice may cause problems The bulky headgear associated with amateur boxing is gone at least for “the mens”, who have been fighting with bare leaders since 2013 putting an end to the 31 -year era of padding. Check with international federation AIBA, and …

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