The world of bowling is clamoring for a spot in the Olympics

Paralympic Games yes, Olympic Games no. The world of bowling asks questions on the day of the 2023 medals ceremony in the presence of the President of the Coni, Giovanni Malagò, the Minister of Sports Andrea Abodi, the President of the CIP Luca Pancalli and the President of the Fib Marco Giunio De Sanctis. The underlying theme, then, was that of “inequality of judgment.” “We are going to the Paralympics,” explained De Sanctis, “we are one of the oldest sports disciplines with a wide distribution among women, but we are not in the official program of the Olympic Games.” We will continue to work at international level to achieve this The boccia world “made in Italy” is represented in large numbers: 80,000 members, of which 6,000 are women, 40,000 athletes and 2,020 Paralympians with a total of over 12,000 competitions in 2023. It is impossible to count the amateurs who often fill the beaches from the Adriatic to the Tyrrhenian Sea with beach bowls, even in summer. This year, in the end, 11 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 12 “I” were won worldwide. “I hope,” explained Sports Minister Andrea Abodi, “that the fact that boccia is part of the Paralympic program will be an incentive to fulfill the dream of five Balls also for “disabled” athletes. I am sure that Italy will be able to be heard in the most appropriate places.”

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