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Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold has support of Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault

Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold has Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault in her corner. Guilbeault, who oversees amateur sport in Canada, has sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee and its president Thomas Bach asking the IOC to reconsider its stance and give the two-time Pan American Games champion a spot in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
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Mandy Bujold, the boxing mother in a legal fight to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

For those seeking concrete proof that female athletes still face battles in trying to reconcile a sporting career with motherhood, look no further than boxer Mandy Bujold. Canada’s 11-time national flyweight champion had meticulously planned her pregnancy in November 2018, when she gave birth to her daughter. But never did she envisage it would seriously hamper her chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics more than 2½ years later.
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Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold 'heartbroken' after Olympic qualifier scrapped

TORONTO — Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold has hit another huge road block in Tokyo Olympic qualifying. This one might be insurmountable. After a competitive year wiped out by COVID-19, the 11-time national flyweight champion from Kitchener, Ont., had hoped to fight her way into an Olympic berth at the Americas Olympic qualifier scheduled for next month in Buenos Aires. But amid rising cases of the global pandemic in Argentina, the event was cancelled on Thursday.
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