Olympic Notes: AIBA Officials Accept Defeat In Bid To Increase Women's Medal Events For Rio
Amateur boxing officials "have accepted defeat in their bid to increase the number of women's weight categories" for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The AIBA "hoped to double the number of Gold Medals available for female boxers." The IOC made it clear additional medal events "would no longer be considered" for the Rio program (IRISH TIMES, 7/25). ... The London Olympic Park legacy chief said that the city "is on track to see its Olympic Park turned into a new neighbourhood for the city but remains 'in the foothills' of efforts to transform the economic fortunes of its surrounding boroughs." Visitors "will pour back into the park this weekend" -- much of it opened for the first time since last summer’s Games (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/24).