Sunday, August 02, 2015

WFDF Granted Full Recognition from International Olympic Committee

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) was granted full IOC recognition at the 128th IOC Session today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

During the IOC session, a promotional video about the federation defines the sport of ultimate as:
Imagine the non-stop energy of a hockey game played on the surface of a football field. In ultimate, 2 teams of 7 players battle for the disc; each player trying to outcut, outthrow, outrun, outjump and outsmart their opponents to advance the disc to the opposing end zone. Because each player's position is relative to the disc and the disc is always moving, the game is always moving.

(No other flying disc sport is featured in the video, except for ultimate and ultimate players.)

To watch the 4-minute presentation, you have two three options:
1. Watch the clip at:
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8/2/2015 IOC Meeting.

2. Watch the YouTube of Day 3. Jump to 8:49:33.

3. Go to http://www.olympic.org/128th-ioc-session & select the 8/2/2105 After Session - Part 2 (Olympic Programme, Q&A on the IOC Commissions, Report on the Activities of the IOC Administration, Recognition of the World Flying Disc Federation, Recognition of a National Olympic Committee) video. Skip ahead to: 1:04:20 to view the entire presentation to the IOC.

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