is bowling an olympic sport?

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  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    I don't think so, but I saw an Olympic bowling pin (to wear) on ebay and thought it was strange. Its not that different from curling; just lacks the strategy of stone placement.

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  2. MikeAlletto

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    wouldn't have to worry about judges... [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott H

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    No, it's not. Neither is golf. Both should be, in my opinion.
     
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    Bowling would be tons of fun to watch in the olympics. A few beers and everyone would have a great time. Do other coutries bowl? Or would this be a sport designed for the US to win?
     
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  7. Scott H

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    I just searched and discovered that bowling made it's debut as an Olympic exhibition sport in 1988.
     
  8. Jude Faelnar

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    If I am not mistaken, Bowling was a demonstration sport during the 1988 SEOUL Olympics (Summer). But, I don't think it managed to become an official or regular Olympic sport after that.
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    EDIT: Ooopss... Scott beat me to it...
     
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    Bowling is played across the world and is certainly a regular feature in the Commonwealth Games. Incidentally, it would be unlikely to be American-dominated - if memory serves me correctly, the past few world champions have been Anzacs or Brits. I find it a very dull sport to watch, but I see no reason why it shouldn't be included. As I've said in a related post, what has level of physical exertion to do with it? Some 'physical' sports are a lot tougher than others (e.g. compare nordic skiing or marathon running with shot putting), but nobody complains about this division. Again, archery and shooting have been in for years without complaint, so why not bowls?
     
  10. Ian Wilson

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    Andrew I think they are refering to 10 pin bowling rather than lawn bowls.

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