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The 11th Frame: Why the Olympics rejected bowling again and why we can’t quit the quest

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:00 am

The Tokyo 2020 committee announces the sports it is recommending to the IOC for addition to the 2020 Olympics. From Tokyo 2020 news release.
It is not difficult to understand the primary reason the Japanese organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rejected bowling: They made it crystal clear in their announcement and in statements to the media. As I detailed in this story, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee on Monday announced that it would recommend to the International Olympic Committee that five sports — baseball/softball, karate, roller sports (skateboarding), sport climbing and surfing — be added to the...

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