World’s Top Female Boxer Fighting to Turn Pro

Ireland’s Katie Taylor knows that the payoff or publicity won’t be great when she breaks the gender barrier and enters the World Series of Boxing this fall. But she’s ready for the challenge. “I really embrace it,” said the sport’s female world champion.

Olympics Women Are Winning All Kinds of Notice

15-year-old Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte won her country’s first Olympic gold in that sport and a Saudi wrestler has pinned down her right to compete in a head covering. Catch up here on the news so far on women at the 2012 games in London.