Already very popular in Japan, with millions of people bowling every year, the inclusion of Bowling in the Tokyo Olympic Games would bring a great added value to the event. The sport of bowling is universal, has an international appeal and is practiced everywhere in the world. As a sport that can be played at all levels, it is a lifetime sport that relates to a large part of society. Moreover, Bowling has been a unique catalyst to inspire millions of young players and female participation in countries and regions around the world where athletic involvement is limited.
World Bowling are even more eager to showcase their sport after this morning’s decision. From July 9-12, 2015 Tokyo will hold the World Bowling Open, an event that will showcase many of bowling’s best. The event features players from 70 different countries, a combined male and female event and a site-built arena for the finals.