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'Ultimate Frisbee' scores Olympic accreditation

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'Ultimate Frisbee' scores Olympic accreditation

<p>Things are looking up for Ultimate Frisbee with the International Olympic Committee (<span class="caps">IOC</span>) granting full recognition to the sport. </p> <p>Officially called World Flying Disc (<span class="caps">WFDF</span>), it originated in the US in the 1960s. A non-contact, mixed-team game, it can be played on a field or indoor pitch. Unlike the majority of other team sports, it does not have a referee and instead relies on sportsmanship and fair play. </p> <p>Said World Flying Disc Federation President Robert Rauch on the announcement, “The <a href="http://www.wfdf.org/"><span class="caps">WFDF</span></a> is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the <span class="caps">IOC</span> Session for our sport. This is an incredible milestone in the 30‐year history of <span class="caps">WFDF</span> and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide.”</p> <p>The organisation has 65 member associations in 62 countries and holds major world championships in the game. The <span class="caps">WFDF</span> governs several disc-based activities, including Disc Golf.</p> <p>Image credit: Ed Yourdon</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to the World Flying Disc Federation (<span class="caps">WFDF</span>), which was granted full <span class="caps">IOC</span> recognition at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/128IOCSession?src=hash">#128IOCSession</a> today!</p>— <span class="caps">IOC</span> <span class="caps">MEDIA</span> (@iocmedia) <a href="https://twitter.com/iocmedia/status/627778076475310080">August 2, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>