BBC on petanque

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2008-11-15

Finally the BBC has folded: Petanque is the main story on their web page today!

Senegal bowled over by boules have this to say:


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Boules game

By Piers Edwards
BBC News, Dakar

When competitors at the 2008 World Petanque Championships arrived in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, the head of the local federation greeted them with ambitious words.

"I am delighted to welcome you to the country known for its "Teranga" hospitality: without doubt, this tournament will help to strengthen friendship and peace between people of the whole world," said Gassam Ezzedine.

It was difficult to fathom how the 44th edition of a sport commonly known as "boules" was going to aid world peace until the first day of team action started on Thursday.


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