Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Judge to rule on bridge as a sport

A judge is to be asked to decide later this year whether bridge is a sport.

The latest stage of a legal battle between the English Bridge Union and Sport England is expected to take place at the High Court in London in September.

Union officials took legal action after Sport England refused to recognise the card game as a sport.

They say their judicial review claim is listed to be heard on September 22.

The dispute hit the headlines in April when a judge ruled that the union had an arguable case and said the claim should proceed to a trial.

Union officials say recognition that bridge is a sport will have "beneficial consequences" for the game.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph