‘Frisbee’ gets Olympic Sport recognition by IOC [ Current Affairs ]
About Frisbee: The term Frisbee used to commonly describe all flying discs . A flying disc with the Wham-O registered trademark “Frisbee”. A flying disc is a disc-shaped sliding toy that is generally made of plastic and roughly 20 to 25 centimeters with an edge.
- The longest recorded disc throw with a distance of 263.2 meters is by Simon Lizotte.
- IOC stands for International Olympic Committee is an international non-profit, non-governmental Organisation.
- It is in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- It was founded by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas who was its first president.
- IOC organizes the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, which are generally held in summer and winter in every four years.
- IOC organized first Summer Olympics was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896 and the first Winter Olympics was in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Until 1992.
About recognition to Frisbee:
- International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially recognized ‘Frisbee’ as an Olympic sport.
- In the 128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia this dicision was taken by giving official recognition to World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF).
- For this recognition WFDF had meet all the criteria including having 62 national federation’s members and gender equality.
- Published on: August 4, 2015