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Bridge IS a Sport?

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

 

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