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Boxers in skirts?

By Charlotte Runcie  

Women in the ring—they don't need skirts

Most of us feel pretty confident we can tell the difference between male and female athletes, but the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) isn’t so sure. During last year’s boxing World Championships, it encouraged female competitors to wear skirts so that spectators could distinguish them from the men.

Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA’s president, said that the move would be optional, but “after we hear about its comfort and how easy it is to compete in the uniform, it may be…

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