Ultimate Frisbee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 2015, paving the way for possible IOC funding and inclusion in the Olympics. The game combines the motion of soccer with the aerial look of frisbee and is played between two teams of seven players on a rectangular field. It is self-refereed and rushing with the puck and intentional contact are not permitted. Approximately 7.5 million people play disc sports in over 90 countries, and there are two semi-professional Ultimate leagues in the US. The Frisbee was originally called Pluto Platter and was acquired by toy company Wham-O in 1957, with over 200 million sold since then.
Ultimate Frisbee took a giant step towards legitimacy in August 2015 when the International Olympic Committee recognized the World Flying Saucer Federation, paving the way towards possible IOC funding and inclusion in the Olympics. The World Flying Disc Federation governs Beach Ultimate and disc golf, but its most notable game is Ultimate, the now shortened name for Ultimate Frisbee, a game (and now a sport) that began in the early 1970s on a field high school in Maplewood, New Jersey. Ultimate combines the continuous motion of the stock with the aerial look of the stock. It is played between two teams of seven players on a rectangular field measuring 120 yards by 40 yards (110 m by 37 m), including two end zones. The goal: to score points by catching the puck in the opponent’s end zone. Rushing with the puck and intentional contact are not permitted. And, unusually, it’s self-referee.
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In 2015, approximately 7.5 million people played disc sports in more than 90 countries around the world.
There are two semi-professional Ultimate leagues in the United States: the American Ultimate Disc League and the Major League Ultimate.
Toy company Wham-O acquired the rights to a plastic toy called Pluto Platter in 1957 and changed the name of the disc to Frisbee. More than 200 million were sold over the next 58 years.