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Title: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: prashantakerkar on Jul 8, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling

Do you feel Bowling game can be considered as a good contender for future Olympics games?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
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Thanks.

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Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar


Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: duddy on Jul 8, 2019
It was at one point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_at_the_Summer_Olympics

According to that, the main issue is cost, and that bowling lacks inexpensive or easy access for youth in the underdeveloped world to acquire skill and proficiency.

Bowling would actually be a good addition to the Olympics apart from these limitations :-\


Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: bio_man on Jul 8, 2019
Bowling is definitely a sport: there's competition and it's physical. As to why it's not included in the olympics, could be because it's a 1st world type of sport; less likely to see this is Africa where people are struggling to get by. I think it should be a sporting event, for sure.


Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: prashantakerkar on Jul 8, 2019
Thanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Olympic_Committee

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Council_of_Asia

Can suggestions be given regarding Bowling to be considered in future Olympics games to the above Olympics committee?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar


Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: bio_man on Jul 8, 2019
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Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: bolbol on Jul 8, 2019
Because there is no measurable difference in success. Jumping and athletics are measured through speed or style or execution.
Bowling could only reliably be measured in how many strikes you get in a row, and if you bowl for 2 years, you can put your mind to it and only get strikes.
I suppose you could measure ball velocity, but eventually you're gonna have 30 m/s projectiles flying down a bowling lane wrecking whatever stands in its way.


Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: bio_man on Jul 9, 2019
^^ great point, completely forgot about the measuring factor


Title: Re: Bowling game - Good contender for future Olympics games?
Post by: bolbol on Jul 9, 2019
^^ great point, completely forgot about the measuring factor
😉 welcome