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Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, 8:12 a.m.

Spokane Hosts Women’s Boxing Trials

Organizers of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s women’s boxing trials that start Monday in Spokane say this will be both a historic occasion and another chance to add to the region’s solid résumé of hosting sporting events. This year’s London Olympic Games will be the first to include women’s boxing. Spokane’s success in hosting events like NCAA women’s volleyball and basketball tournaments, plus impressive showings for two U.S. Figure Skating Championships, played a major role in selecting Spokane for the women’s Olympic boxing team trials, said Anthony Bartkowski, executive director of USA Boxing/Tom Sowa, SR. More here. (AP photo: Franchon Crews, left, from Baltimore, and Alyssa DeFazio of Peoria, Ariz., will compete as 165-pounders at the Olympic women’s boxing trials)

Question: How often do you go to Spokane for events?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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