It’s only a couple of weeks since I wrote about bridge being recognised by the International Olympic Committee as a “mind sport”. (See this post)
Today comes news that a High Court judge has granted the EBU (English Bridge Union) leave to bring a case that will decide whether or not bridge can be recognised as a sport. Apparently it is already recognised as a sport in The Netherlands, Ireland and Poland. Classifying bridge as a sport would mean access to a wider range of funding.
You can read more about this here
As the judge says, not all sports involve a large amount of physical activity – he cited rifle shooting as an example.
Bridge has significant health benefits and I’ve written about those in a previous post here