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Press Release from the World Bridge Federation

Olympic Bridge comes closer - Bridge will be an attraction sport in the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics

Jose Damiani, WBF President, gave an interview to e-bridge regarding the progress of bridge being recognised as a full Olympic Sport.

Mr Damiani said that, following a meeting held in Switzerland on 14 March with Mark Hodler, he was very happy to hear from Mr Hodler that bridge is to be given the opportunity to demonstrate a competition at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

The Grand Americana Hotel in Salt Lake City has been allocated for a bridge attraction to take place about a few days before the official opening of the Winter Olympic Games (scheduled for 08 February 2002). Teams in three categories will be invited - Open, Women and Juniors.

Following a successful demonstration in Salt Lake City, work will continue to achieve the aim of having Bridge as an Olympic Discipline at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.