Olympic boxing body considering skirts for women

November 4, 2011 - 2:35 PM
Box Oly Woman's Uniform

FILE - In this Saturday, June 25, 2011 file photo Franchon Crews, left, from Baltimore, and Alyssa DeFazio from Peoria, Ariz., compete in the women's 165-pound USA Boxing National Championship title bout in Colorado Springs, Colo. The governing body of Olympic boxing said Friday Nov. 4, 2011 that talks about women fighters wearing skirts instead of shorts at the 2012 London Games will be held in January. After winning their long fight to get into the Olympics, women boxers are center stage in a debate on what they will wear in London next year. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of Olympic boxing will meet in January to discuss whether female fighters should wear skirts instead of shorts at the 2012 London Games.

The International Amateur Boxing Association says it has not decided on uniform rules for women, following media reports that it had.

AIBA's technical and rules commission will "offer recommendations" to the ruling executive committee. The boxing group is "seeking a consensus" from the boxing world and the public.

Women's boxing will make its Olympic debut in London.