Malaysian Boules Sports Federation (MBSF) Becomes an Associate Member of OCM - Olympic Council of Malaysia Olympic Council of Malaysia

Malaysian Boules Sports Federation (MBSF) Becomes an Associate Member of OCM

The Malaysian Boules Sports Federation (MBSF) was founded on Saturday, 1st December 2018. The MBSF was recognized by the Federation de Petanque et Jue Provencal (FIPJP), the International Federation (IF), as the governing body for Petanque in Malaysia, since Friday, 17th May 2019. The MBSF was also recognised by the Asian Boules Sports Confederation (ABSC), the Asian Federation (AF), since Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

The MBSF was originally registered with the Registrar of Society (ROS) then registered with the Sports Commissioner’s Office (SCO) since Friday, 25th September 2020.

History was made on Saturday, 27th February 2021 as the MBSF became one of the founding members of the new World Petanque Bowls Federation (WPBF) to succeed the Confederation Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB), as the new IF recognised by the IOC, to govern all the Boules Sports in the world.

The affiliation with the WPBF granted the MBSF with the status of a governing body for all the 3 disciplines of Boules Sports in Malaysia namely “Boule Lyonnaise”, “Petanque” and “Raffa Volo”.

The OCM at its 204th Executive Council Meeting which was held on Friday, 17th February 2023 has accepted the MBSF as an Associate Member of the OCM.

“We are glad that the governing issue of Petanque which had caused so much of problems to our participation in the regional Multi-Sport Games since 2019 is finally dissolved”

“Our decision for accepting the Malaysian Boules Sports Federation as an Associate Member of the OCM is guided by the Olympic Charter for an NOC to accept the affiliation of an NF affiliated to an IF recognised by the IOC” stated Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Mohamad Norza Zakaria, President of OCM.

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