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Quest for Olympic Bowls Draws Closer

This year saw the move to have bowls in the Olympics become more of a possibility with the International Olympic Committee meeting with the world leadership of bowls and giving a positive reaction to the World Bowls application to be part of the Olympics.

The meeting was fortified by a mutual agreement to work together in the spirit of open-armed encouragement and support.

This follows last year’s step forward in this quest when a pathway was cleared for lawn bowls to achieve official IOC Recognition when the number of participating member nations was formalised to be in excess of 50 – the minimum requisite criteria.

It was acknowledged that the future development of lawn bowls at all levels in inextricably linked to IOC Recognition.


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