Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics


Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

The boxing programme of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China was held at the Workers Indoor Arena.

Medals were awarded in eleven events, with each event corresponding to a recognized weight division of male boxers. The 2008 games were the last Olympic boxing competition to exclude women, as the International Olympic Committee approved the introduction of female boxing events for the 2012 London Olympics.

Like other Olympic combat sports, two bronze medals are awarded; in the case of boxing, both losing semi-finalists receive a bronze medal, with no further play-off. As a result, the quarter-final essentially equates to a bronze medal match, a semi-final to a silver medal match, and the final to a gold medal match. 44 medals are therefore available, 22 of which are bronze medals.

Medal summary

References

* [http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/boxing/index.shtml Boxing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games]
* [http://www.aiba.net International Amateur Boxing Federation]


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