Perpetual college kids rejoice! Flying disc sports are now officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) was recognized by the committee and Ultimate Frisbee was one of the recognized sports. And yes the World Flying Disc Federation is a thing...
These disc sports also include Disc Golf and Freestyle.
But don’t get too excited yet Frisbee fans...this doesn't mean that it will be an event in the next Olympics. It’s only recognized. It still has to compete against other sports to be in the Olympics, but recognition is the first step.
Another cool thing about Ultimate Frisbee is that it does not have a referee and relies on "sportsmanship and fair play.” Talk about sports and camaraderie!
So all of the college kids out on the quad tossing and running...keep it up. You may be in the Olympics 7 years from now! Just don’t injure yourself in the process.