Things are looking up for Ultimate Frisbee with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting full recognition to the sport.
Officially called World Flying Disc (WFDF), 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.
Said World Flying Disc Federation President Robert Rauch on the announcement, “The WFDF is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the IOC Session for our sport. This is an incredible milestone in the 30‐year history of WFDF and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide.”
The organisation has 65 member associations in 62 countries and holds major world championships in the game. The WFDF governs several disc-based activities, including Disc Golf.
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Congratulations to the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), which was granted full IOC recognition at the #128IOCSession today!— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) August 2, 2015