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    Women's boxing has been achieving a lot of "firsts" in recent years and will add to the list when Katie Taylor fights Chantelle Cameron in Dublin on Saturday. Taylor has never fought in her home country of Ireland as a professional and promoter Eddie Hearn says it's the first time two reigning undisputed world champions in the four-belt era will square off. Interest has boomed since women's boxing made its Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games. Taylor and Claressa Shields both won gold medals. Shields repeated her feat in Rio de Janeiro four years later. And the Olympic field is only getting stronger as the pro game moves more into the mainstream.

      Organizers of the 2024 Paris Games intend to seize on the Olympic spotlight to push a message that LGBTQ rights need to progress outside France. The French capital set out plans for a Pride House that will celebrate LGBTQ people during the Olympics and Paralympics. Organizers pledged that Olympians and campaigners will be given "plenty of opportunities" to speak for LGBTQ rights.

        Katie Taylor had Olympic dreams long before she became one of the faces of women's professional boxing. The Irish fighter won a gold medal at the 2012 London Games and now has a hugely successful pro career. She's worried that future generations won't get the same chance because of a long-running dispute between Olympic officials and the International Boxing Association.

          The United States had to come from a goal down to outclass newcomer Hungary 7-1 for its second win at the ice hockey world championship. Canada had to do the same on the way to a 5-2 victory over Slovenia, the other team newly promoted to the top division. Nick Bonino scored two goals for the Americans and Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and two assists in Group A.

            Fans of swimming, gymnastics and track & field can rejoice. For the first time in a European Olympics, those event finals will be televised live on network television in the United States. NBC will have at least nine hours of weekday daytime coverage, expanding to at least 11 hours on weekends. With Paris six hours ahead of New York, the marquee finals will air live in the morning or late afternoon. NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service will have every sport and event live, including all 329 medal events.

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