National Bridge Organizations (NBOs) can apply for membership to their National Olympic Committees (NOCs).  Until bridge has been included in the programme of the Olympic Games, NOCs are not obliged to accept NBOs.  However, once bridge becomes part of the Olympic Games, NOC recognition of their respective NBO is mandatory.

Status of National Olympic Committees and Government Authorities recognition of National Bridge Organizations

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     EUROPE
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
BELARUS Belarus Ministry of Sports
BELGIUM Belgium National Olympic Committee
BULGARIA Bulgaria National Olympic Committee
CROATIA Croatia National Olympic Committee
CYPRUS Cyprus National Olympic Committee
DENMARK Denmark Mind Sports Organization
ESTONIA Estonia National Olympic Committee
FINLAND Finland Sports Federation
FRANCE France Ministry of Sports
(under negotiation with NOC)
GREECE Greece Ministry of Sports
(under negotiation with NOC)
HUNGARY Hungary (under negotiation with NOC)
ICELAND Iceland about to be recognized by NOC
ISRAEL Israel Sports Federation
ITALY Italy National Olympic Committee
LEBANON Lebanon National Olympic Committee
MALTA Malta National Olympic Committee
THE 
NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands National Olympic Committee
POLAND Poland National Olympic Committee
PORTUGAL Portugal National Olympic Committee
ROMANIA Romania National Olympic Committee
RUSSIA Russia Ministry of Sports
SLOVENIA Slovenia National Olympic Committee
SPAIN Spain Sports Federation
SWEDEN Sweden Sports Federation
(under negotiation with NOC)
SWITZERLAND Switzerland (under negotiation with NOC)
TURKEY Turkey National Olympic Committee
YUGOSLAVIA Yugoslavia National Olympic Committee

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     NORTH AMERICA
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
BERMUDA Bermuda National Olympic Committee
CANADA Canada National Olympic Committee

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     SOUTH AMERICA
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
ARGENTINA Argentina National Olympic Committee
BRAZIL Brazil (under negotiation with NOC)
CHILE Chile National Olympic Committee
PERU Peru National Olympic Committee
URUGUAY Uruguay National Olympic Committee

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     ASIA & MIDDLE EAST
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
JORDAN Jordan National Olympic Committee
KUWAIT Kuwait National Olympic Committee
PAKISTAN Pakistan National Olympic Committee
PALESTINE WBF logo National Olympic Committee
SYRIA Syria National Olympic Committee

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     CENTRAL AMERICA
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
COSTA RICA Costa Rica National Olympic Committee
GUATEMALA Guatemala (under negotiation with NOC)
 

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     PACIFIC ASIA
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
CHINA China National Olympic Committee
CHINESE TAIPEI CHINESE TAIPEI National Olympic Committee
HONG KONG Hong Kong National Olympic Committee
INDONESIA Indonesia National Olympic Committee
MALAYSIA Malaysia National Olympic Committee
JAPAN Japan National Olympic Committee
THAILAND Thailand National Olympic Committee
SINGAPORE Singapore National Olympic Committee

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     SOUTH PACIFIC
No NBO is recognized by the respective National Olympic Committee.

 

ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     AFRICA
NATIONAL BRIDGE ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY:
EGYPT Egypt National Olympic Committee
MOROCCO Morocco National Olympic Committee

 

 

Affiliated Sports Organizations

 

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

International Mind Sports Association

SportAccord

Association of IOC Recognized Sports Federations (ARISF)

International University Sports Federation (FISU)=