Ultimate Frisbee has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee

The move has been called an 'incredible milestone'

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Ultimate Frisbee has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

The committee has granted full recognition to The World Flying Disc Federation which represents a number of disc related sports including Ultimate Frisbee and Beach Ultimate Frisbee.

The WFDF said it was “honoured and humbled” by the International Olympic Committee’s decision which they called an “incredible milestone”.

Disc sports are played in some 62 countries around the world.

Ultimate Frisbee originated in the 1960s in the United States. It is a non-contact sport involving two teams of seven players.

The game does not use referees, but instead relies on sportsmanship to negotiate rule breaches and procedures.

WFDF guidelines explain: “competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play."

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