...Cuba won't come. Cuba, always a contender on the international boxing scene, will not be sending female boxers to the Olympics in 2012. Something about the appropriateness of the sport for women and not getting their pretty faces punched.
Not that I am trying to bring people down after the IOC's decision to add boxing: action that attempts to back up their alleged commitment to gender equity. But it's a good time to remember that even though women have access internationally, many countries put varying levels of restrictions on their participation.