View Full Version : Inline Hockey in the Olympics?
08-15-2003, 07:22 AM
I'm sure this has been the subject of much discussion in the Inline Hockey Forum in the past. In any event, what is the latest word on:
1) Timing - is it likely to get into the 2008 Olympics for example?
2) International Organization - if it gets into the Olympics who will oversee it -- the IIHF or FIRS?
Marty in Alberta
08-15-2003, 12:08 PM
Hate to be a party-pooper, but with the Olympics' stated goal of shrinking the number of athletes at future Games, I don't think we'll see inline hockey as an Olympic sport for a long time, despite any and all efforts by either IIHF or FIRS.
And I especially think that the Olympic powers that be will wait for a shakeout between FIRS and IIHF before naming one or the other THE appropriate Olympic governing body for the sport -- they'll wait for one to implode before making any decision.
I hope I'm wrong.
Inline Hockey Central
08-16-2003, 09:17 AM
Thanks very much for your honest perspective Richard. Unfortunately, your points make sense.
08-18-2003, 10:22 PM
Bacisally all I can say is as long as FIRHS is the "true" governing body of roller sports including inline hockey it will not be in the olympics. We need to work on getting the IIHF in charge of inline, then we will be able to talk olympics.
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