The mission and purpose of the International Bowling Federation (IBF) are to encourage the international development of the sport of Bowling, Tenpin Bowling, Ninepin Bowling and any variations similar to Bowling, and of Para Bowling. It organises for its member federations the world championships and any major events related to Bowling or Para Bowling with international impact.
The IBF acts an international federation for Bowling, as well as for Para Bowling in the Olympic Movement and thereby aims to establish and enforce, in accordance with the Olympic Charter and International Paralympic Committee Handbook the rules concerning the playing of Bowling with the intention to be part of the Olympic Games, and of Para Bowling in the Paralympic Games, and to fulfil in respect of the sport of Bowling, and of Para Bowling the mission and role of an international federation within the Olympic movement, and within the Paralympic movement.
The ITA is supporting IBF with the delivery of their anti-doping program since September 2023.
IBF currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: