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Skirts optional for female Olympic boxers

Originally Published: February 18, 2012
By Alyssa Roenigk

LOS ANGELES -- Skirts are optional.

That was the message Ching-Kuo Wu, president of the Amateur International Boxing Association, wanted to send Saturday afternoon at the IOC's 5th World Conference on Women and Sport, the same day, it should be noted, the women's U.S. Olympic boxing trials were wrapping up in Airway Heights, Wash.

"I want to clarify what's been said over the past six months," Wu said. "We never asked women to wear skirts. We heard recommendations ...

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