World Bowls submits recognition request file to International Olympic Committee
The sport of bowls has jumped over the first hurdle in its quest to become an Olympic sport.
World Bowls has submitted its recognition request file to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sports department.
Acceptance by the IOC would pave the way for potential inclusion at the Olympic Games in future.
Lawn bowls is already an established event at the Commonwealth Games, but the sport's efforts for IOC recognition were previously hindered by a requirement for 75 affiliated countries.