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Men have boxed in the Olympic games since the ancient Greeks adopted the sport more than two thousand years ago.  Women, never. That changes this year. In February, 24 fighters will compete to make the very first US Olympic women’s boxing team. Three will succeed.

The Women Box podcast takes you inside the lives and minds of the contenders as they fight to make history: who they are, why they box, and how they got this far. We'll also follow their progress at the Olympic trials. These fighters challenge the prevailing wisdom that girls don't play rough. Women Box tells their story. Listen above for a preview.

Hosted by WNYC Reporter Marianne McCune, the Women Box podcast runs the week of the women's Olympic trials: from Monday, February 13th through the end of the week-long competition.

Women Box is produced by Sue Jaye Johnson and Marianne McCune.