Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flying Disc at The World Games 2017

This time starting next year, The World Games 2017 will begin and the U.S.A. team will defend its title in the sport of Flying Disc (a.k.a. ultimate). 

The World Flying Disc Federation recently announced the national teams that qualified for the Flying Disc event in the 2017 IWGA World Games, which will be held in the city of Wroclaw, Poland, from July 20 to 30.  The five countries, based on the WUGC 2016 results, are: United States of America, Japan, Australia, Colombia, Canada, plus Poland, which is given a bid as the host country. Each country will field a mixed division team to play at The World Games (TWG).

Ultimate, or "Flying Disc," is described by TWG as:
This is a team game that combines elements of basketball, football, handball and rugby. The game involves two teams of seven members....It is forbidden to run with the disc, and points are won if it is caught within an eighteen meters long zone. There are no referees in this game and all disputes are resolved by players in accordance with the principles of fair play. Players with high technical training can push the disc into unprecedented flight path.

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