Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Culture Translations


Sometimes you just not have to translate a language but also - just imagine how things would have played out in other parts of the world.

So let us first understand the recent Special Olympic News from Europe on Floorball and the European Special Olympics Floorball Masters and the activity they run in conjunction to this..

If we translate this in very fictional ways to America - an American Floorball SO masters - it would probably have had almost as many countries participating.. So that is one way to grasp this.
Then as the seminar on Floorball included Princess Nora of Liechtenstein (an IOC member) and the Managing Director of Special Olympics in Euro/Asia as this took place on the other side of the pond....
              In the case this would have taken place in America instead... We can play then with the idea that Mr Tim Shriver himself as the top SO representative would have gone to Las Vegas to try to play Floorball together with an American IOC representative like MS Anita Defrantz or something... End of thought experiment one.

Well Culture translations does not stop here.
This article describe rather well what is going on in Asia
http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Other-Sport/2014/04/29/SEA-Games-Floorball-in-karate-weightlifting-and-wrestling-out/

So as we pretend that the SEA games is more or less the same as the Pan American Games... then you kinda get part of the scope. Yes Wrestling and Weight lifting is out - and maybe that is not too remarkable in Asia. But as you notice that the very traditional ASIAN sport Karate is out too???  - then you should start to think.. Let us play the culture game again.
What is a top notch American sport? Baseball/Softball, Basketball and Football. It does not matter wich one you pick for your own thought experiment. But as we play with the idea that in the Pan American games (kinda same as the SEA games - a multisport event with some sort of olympic connections... at least) would toss out a typical American sport to benefit Floorball...
It will not happen in America? No maybe not now.. but is it not time to see what is going on at places?

We do think so
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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!