Wednesday, August 02, 2017

On This Day in 2015: The Olympic Committee Recognizes WFDF

Two years ago on this day - August 2 - the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized the governing body World Flying Disc Federation.

IOC's recognition created much publicity about ultimate as an Olympic sport.

In order for a sport or discipline to be considered for inclusion in the list of Summer Olympics sports, it must be widely practiced in at least 75 countries, spread over four continents. WFDF has met the minimum participation criterion as of May 2017.
According to WFDF President, ultimate has a "decent shot" at Olympics 2024. And, WFDF "will be working to get in front of both the Paris and Los Angeles organizing committees when appropriate. We have already begun our outreach programs."

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