Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Politics part 1


Today it was announced that Football (American Football) gained provisional recognition by the IOC. First we say congrats to American Football. Second we notice how American media goes crazy about this on both news and Twitter - and all say the American Football might become an Olympic sport by... 2024... we wonder why they did not go crazy about Floorball's recognition by the IOC in 2011?
Hmm. Parts of Ice-age-Floorball - or rather the origin comes from Minneapolis and... well it is perhaps only we that know this still.., hm. That will change.

Then this little post jumps up today via the IFF...
http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?kieli=826&id_tiedote=3621
It seems to be a little notice about Floorball being included as one possible sport by 30 some others far away in Asia in some kind of a local SEA games. This will not be picked up in American news - we promise.... But...
We have the feeling that this is incredible good news for Floorball from Asia. We have a feeling that this is one of the main and best steps ever for Floorball. We think Floorball will not only be on the Charter-list for the next SEA games in Singapore. The kids in Singapore will - according to us - be the main power that will nail Floorball down as a big sport in the next SEA games in 2015.
And you know what - the SEA games spell Olympic, Olympic and Olympic around the full thing over in Asia...

John Liljelund, IFF secretary general said today:
- "This is a major achievement for the sport in Southeast Asia and it will require that the IFF with the other stakeholders continue to develop the sport in the region to honour the possibility to participate in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore"

Floorballcentral wish American Football good luck - but we seriously think that it looks like Floorball is on an awesome track - something that rings around fairly good right now...

More politics tomorrow - 
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!