'Frisbee' Is Now An Olympic Sport

03/08/2015 12:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The sport of flying disc, popularly known as 'frisbee', has been officially recognised as an Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) was granted full recognition after it met all the criteria to become an Olympic sport.

WFDF president Robert Rauch expressed his happiness, saying it was an incredible milestone in the 30-year history of WFDF and a further important step for their international federation in the development of their sport worldwide, Sport24 reported.

The announcement was made at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Disc-based sport became popular in the 1960s and 70s and the WFDF now governs several events including Ultimate Frisbee, Beach Ultimate and field events.

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