Monday, November 24, 2014

Olympic Change


Today the IFF run a piece on Olympic change and development. The new IOC President Thomas Bach has put forward an initiative that sparks of development in several key areas of the Olympics. This looks like highly interesting change and development.

To get the larger picture the following documents/posts are interesting
IFF relates and communicates as in regards to the Olympic 2020 recommendations
http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?kieli=826&id_tiedote=4171
The 2020 Olympic agenda
http://www.olympic.org/Documents/Olympic_Agenda_2020/Olympic_Agenda_2020-20-20_Recommendations-ENG.pdf

We just want to pick three things (out of 40) that stand out to us:
- They want to create an Olympic "channel" - with the idea to keep the Olympic movement alive 365 days a year.
- It is suggested that the relation between the world games, "Cooperate closely with other sport event organisers (Recommendation 6) like the World Games, concerning the sports programme composition and their respective evaluations." quote via the IFF. And just as a reminder Floorball is at this point today an official sport in the World Games.
- The IOC and its delegates will meet and discuss this change proposal December 8-9th - yes December 13-14 are the last days for the 10th World Floorball Championships in Gothenburg Sweden. We know that a couple of IOC representatives are invited to the WFC. So timing is maybe beyond decent?  ;-D
As we suspect the people related to the IOC might be visiting the final days of the games?

Go Floorball go!

Yes there is much more good stuff in the 2020 agenda - so read the recommendations from the IOC in depth please.
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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!