Bowling is a throwing sport in which a ball is thrown down a lane towards pins in an effort to knock them down and earn points.
Ten-pin bowling is the most widespread variant and has been on the Asian Indoor Games’ schedule since the event in Macau, China, in 2007.
The earliest known forms of bowling date back to ancient Egypt. Remnants of balls used at the time were found among artifacts dating back to 3200BC. Similar games were played in ancient Rome and many variants of bowling have been played throughout the world from the Middle Ages onwards.
Indoor bowling lanes made their debut in 1840 in New York. The first World Bowling Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1954.
Bowling was featured as a demonstration sport at the Seoul 1988 Olympics but never made it to the official Olympic programme.