BOWLING AROUND THE WORLD
Bowling has always been an international sport, with roots that stretch back centuries, if not millennia. From the German game “Kegel” to the pan-European game of “skittles” to American tenpin bowling, people on every continent have rolled balls to knock down stuff. Starting around World War II, American tenpin bowling became an international phenomenon all its own. The Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) was founded in 1952, taking the place of an earlier, smaller international bowling organization. Now called World Bowling, the group includes federations from 134 countries. With tournaments happening all over the globe, new international bowling superstars have emerged on the field.