Olympics Current Affairs - 2020

IOC gives Olympic Sport recognition to ‘Frisbee’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially recognised ‘Frisbee’ as an Olympic sport.

Decision in this regard was taken at the 128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia by giving official recognition to World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF).

It was included as Olympic sport after WFDF had meet all the criteria including having 62 national federations members and gender equality.

Olympic recognition to this sport now opens the door to the some financial support from the IOC and participation in the Olympic Games.

Frisbee is the sport of flying disc which became popular in the 1960s and 70s. Presently, WFDF governs several Frisbee events including Beach Ultimate, Ultimate Frisbee and field events.

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Gurpreet Singh secures quota place in shooting for 2016 Rio Olympics

Ace Indian shooter Gurpreet Singh has secured India a fifth quota place in shooting for the 2015 Rio Olympics.

He achieved this feat by finishing fourth in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup held in Munich, Germany.

In the final qualification round Gurpreet scored 154. He became second Indian to have secured a 2016 Rio berth at the ongoing World Cup.

Earlier, in same world cup Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold-medallist, had won a quota place with a sixth place finish in the Men’s 10 metre Air Rifle final.

Previously, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela have secured an Olympic quota place for 2016 Rio Olympics.

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