In Russia this winter may seem the coldest and the longest in the life for those who became the Petanque lover last year summer. The snow and freezing cold, that are appreciated by skiers and fans of the other winter kinds of sport, do not suit at all to this game that came from the south of France
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By Tatiana Preobrazhenskaya of www.petanque.ru.
The basketball or tennis sport territories and even the athletics maneges are not OK, because of the necessity of the special grunt coverage, and still there are no special bouledromes in Russia.
But the situation changes! Last week The reconstruction began in one of the Sport complex Luzniki halls. This complex is considered the best in Russia. It was built for the Olimpic games of the 1980 and It still remains the most well known and favorite place, where the sportsmen gather. The goal is to create the first bouledrome in Russia. This may seem fantastic, but the first games in the hall that You see in the picture are to be held in April…
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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