The Universality of Petanque
With 112 national federations, Petanque is universal, present on the five continents and in the largest countries - Argentina, Australia, China, USA, India, Japan, Russia - but also in very small states: Brunei, Djibouti, Haiti, Monaco, Seychelles, Vanuatu .
It is present both in islands - Malta, Mauritius, Comoros, on the foothills of the Himalaya - Bhutan, Nepal - in the warmer countries - Qatar, Polynesia - as in the colder regions: Canada, Mongolia.
This universality is not only geographical; it's also reflected in the number of countries that won medals in various world championships. This inevitably increases from year to year, demonstrating that the quantitative development of Petanque and Boules Sport in a number of countries increasingly high, is accompanied by a qualitative increase in the level of national teams.
Now 67 countries have won medals in at least one world championship.