‘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.

Image of Frisbee game

Image of Frisbee game

Frisbee is now amongst the Olympic Games

  • The longest recorded disc throw with a distance of 263.2 meters is by Simon Lizotte.

About IOC:

  • 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