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Boxing Makes its Debut as an Olympic Sport for Women
Women's boxing is an Olympic sport for the first time, with 36 fighters in three weight classes competing to make history with its first medals. A sport long derided as a sideshow by elitists has been hotly competitive for several years, and the debut Olympic tournament is expected to bring worldwide attention and cachet to boxing, which has slipped into secondary status after decades as a main Olympic event.
 
SHATTERED HOPES, CANADA'S BOYCOTT OF THE 1980 OLYMPIC GAMES
By Sheila Hurtig Robertson
Immerse yourself in history by reading the recently published book Shattered Hopes, an oral history of key players in Canada's boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games. This book features decision makers, national team coaches, senior administrators, personnel from the Canadian team and Canada's athletes. You will recognize names such as Marion Lay, Nancy Lee, Abby Hoffman, Vicki Harber, Sue Holloway, Diane Jones Konihowski, Terry Leibel, Elfi Schlegel, Tricia Smith, Penny Werthner and more.