OIC International Olympic Committee

Bocce Ball, the world’s oldest sport, a sport known to revive the body and mind, and next to soccer, the most popular game in the world. Throwing balls toward a target is the oldest game known to mankind. As early as 5000 B.C. the Egyptians played a form of bocce with polished rocks. Graphic representations of figures tossing a ball or polished stone have been recorded as early as 5200 B.C

Throw out a pallino and become part of the long heritage of the game from great thinkers such as Galileo and da Vinci, to rulers Augustus and Queen Elizabeth, to the noble Sir Francis Drake and even America’s own George Washington.

Truly, this simple game is enjoyed by all humans, no matter the class, all over the world and the time has come to honor this sport as an Olympic Sport.

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This video was made during a tournament that was postponed due to rain....however, prior to that decision, players ignored the downpour, played on with dedication and the referee, in $1.00 fun shorts, checks points. This is truly a sport for all ages, nationalities.. why is it NOT an Olympic sport?

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We, the undersigned, petition the International Olympic Committee to grant the ancient sport of Bocce Ball, the recognition it truly deserves by accepting it as an Olympic Sport.

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The The Addition of Bocce Ball as an Olympic sport petition to OIC International Olympic Committee was written by VINCE DEPALMER and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.