World Games Qualifiers Announced

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The 2009 World Games in Kaoshsiung Taiwan will host Mixed Division Ultimate as part of its 30+ Sport format.


For Immediate Release

Qualifying Ultimate teams for the International World Games announced.

The top 5 Ultimate teams in the world as well as the host country qualified for the 2009 International World Games which will be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.

The games will be contested at the World Games Stadium between July 19th to 21st, 2009. Based on an elaborate system which considered the Vancouver results in

several divisions, the following national teams have qualified for the mixed tournament which will be played at the World Games Stadium between July 19 and 21, 2009.

The teams are:
United States of America
Great Britain
Chinese Taipei (host)

The World Games is a quadrennial event held the year after the Olympic Games. It is held under the auspices of the International World Games Association (IWGA) and

is made up of 32 International Sports Federations. It was previously held in Akita, Japan and Duisburg, Germany. For more information about the World Games go to:

Ultimate is a flying disc team sport played on a grass field with end zones. Teams advance the disc with aerodynamic throws, with one point scored for each catch in the

end zone. The athletes must possess an incredible combination of endurance, speed, agility, technique and teamwork combined with a strong commitment to fair play in

top competition without referees. This timely variation on sport reflects the importance of self-restraint. The athletes must arbitrate their own calls in the heat of competition

using a refined system of rules. Invented in 1968, organized competition now takes place on six continents.

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is the international governing body for flying disc sports including ultimate, freestyle, guts, and many field events.

For more information contact:

Kevin Givens
World Flying Disc Federation
Executive Director