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IOC to decide on women's boxing

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Female boxers will find out in August if they will be allowed to compete at the 2012 London Games.

The International Olympic Committee says Wednesday that it is looking at a proposal from the International Amateur Boxing Association to include women's boxing.

Of the 26 Summer Olympic sports federations who are organizing competitions in London, boxing is the only one without female participants.

The IOC said in a statement that its program commission will "make a recommendation to the executive board," which is set to make a decision at its meeting Aug. 13 in Berlin.

A previous bid to get women's boxing accepted in 2005 in time for the Beijing Olympics failed because the IOC judged it was not a global sport.