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2005-10-17 12:59:44

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's minister for sport said on Monday the country planned to keep its decades-old ban on professional boxing as it seeks to regulate more tightly all forms of contact sport. Sweden is one of the few countries, along with Cuba and Norway, to ban pro-boxing on health grounds. A new law is being proposed by the Justice Ministry which introduces a system of permits for sports which involve hitting someone's head. "We have had a ban on professional boxing for 30...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.