Bowling is on the shortlist of additional events for the XXXII Olympiad

    06/23/15

    World Bowling News

    Eight IOC-recognized International Federations have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; vote for bowling in 2020 Olympics in The Wall Street Journal-Asia online poll

    2020TokyoOlympicsLogo.jpg The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee today has announced that Tenpin Bowling has been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    Tokyo 2020 has shortlisted eight IOC-recognized International Federations (IFs) proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020).

    Joining bowling on the shortlist are (in alphabetical order):
    World Baseball Softball Confederation - WBSC; World Karate Federation - WKF; International Roller Sports Federation - FIRS; International Federation of Sport Climbing - IFSC; World Squash Federation - WSF; International Surfing Association - ISA; and International Wushu Federation - IWUF.

    World Bowling will now be admitted to the second phase of the application process, during which Tenpin Bowling's world governing body will be required to present to the Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Program Panel.

    The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee will make a decision and propose the successful International Federations and events to the IOC in September 2015. The final decision will be made at the 129th IOC Session in Rio in August 2016.

    WallStreetJournalAsiaLogo_small.jpgWorld Bowling has advised its global members that The Wall Street Journal-Asia has instituted a poll through its blog section, allowing one to vote for one of the eight Tokyo shortlist sports.

    Any efforts on your part to get your customers and members to vote for bowling would be greatly appreciated. Click here and vote for bowling in 2020 Olympics.

     


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