|Skirts vs. shorts: Kiwi Daniella Smith chose to wear a skirt at the IBF female welterweight bout at Carnival City in Johannesburg this June. [Agencies]|
After winning a long fight to get into the Olympics, female boxers are at the center of a dress code debate ahead of the 2012 London Games, including whether they should wear skirts in the ring, the Daily Mail reported.
The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) said that officials will meet in January to discuss the issue and draw up recommendations.
AIBA suggested to its national federations last year that wearing skirts would help the women stand out from the men's competitions. AIBA's idea has not found much support.
Ireland's three-time world champion Katie Taylor told the BBC: "I won't be wearing a miniskirt. I don't even wear miniskirts on a night out, so I definitely won't be wearing miniskirts in the ring." （点击《每日邮报》查看原文）
(China.org.cn November 24, 2011)