Fédération Internationale de Boules
Fédération Internationale de Boules (abbreviated FIB) is part of the "Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules" which is the highest international authority of bocce sports acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee. The current FIB president is Christian Lacoste from France.
The need for a single body to oversee bocce associations became clear shortly after World War II. The spiritual father of FIB, André Mignot, started negotiations among French, Swiss and Italian bocce associations. FIB was founded in Ville-la-Grand (France) on April 14, 1946, and the first official international competition took place the next year. During the next 60 years the number of associations increased from only four (France, Italy, Monaco and Switzerland) to more than 50.