If you were to type this question into the google search engine, you would find the first result saying “No, but is included in the World Games, and also recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).” Meaning that since August 2nd, 2015, the IOC has claimed Ultimate Frisbee as a sport with international impact and is now in consideration for being integrated in the official summer Olympics!
If you were to ask any Ultimate Frisbee player this question, they would say “of course!” Ultimate Frisbee is a physically demanding sport and involves a lot of strategy and accuracy in order to beat your opponents. Ultimate Frisbee is played with two teams, seven people per team on the field at once, who have a common goal of scoring the disc in their respective end zones. One reason that Ultimate is a controversial topic on whether or not it is a sport is because it is a non-contact sport. This means that players cannot come in contact with each other. Contact sport examples include football and basketball. In ultimate, the disc is moved up field by throwing the disc to your teammates in a clean, spirited, and strategic manner.
As I progress through this blog over the next semester, I hope to gauge your interest in Ultimate Frisbee and explain why ultimate has a big impact on my life, as well as many others in the ultimate community. Ultimate is more than a sport, its a lifestyle.
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Attached is a link to some extremely intense highlights from past years to help defeat the stereotype that Ultimate Frisbee is not a sport… Enjoy!