Press Release from the World Bridge Federation
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.