WFDF is pleased to announce that the Hungarian Frisbee Association (HUFA) has become a full, regular member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC), after the unanimous decision of its Congress of March 10, 2015.
“This is great news for the Flying Disc community in Hungary and all friends of our sport around the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “It shows that WFDF consistently keeps growing in terms of National Olympic Committees recognizing our sport on their territory wherever possible and we are happy to see such a great country like Hungary be upgraded to full membership of HOC on our list of member associations being recognized by their NOCs."
Rauch added “This full recognition comes three months before WFDF will seek permanent recognition by the Full Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this coming July in Kuala Lumpur. We are also looking forward to celebrating the NOC recognition of further WFDF member associations shortly.”
The Hungarian Frisbee Association has joined several other WFDF member associations who have achieved achieved NOC recognition in their country since the World Flying Disc Federation received IOC provisional recognition during the IOC Executive Board meeting in May 2013 in St. Petersburg. At present, the list of member countries recognized by their NOCs includes Chinese Taipei, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
“Many people have worked very hard at the Hungarian Frisbee Association to achieve regular membership status with the HOC, commented HUFA President Peter Kramer. “We are extremely happy as this this will mean we get to participate in all regular meetings and Congresses of the Olympic Committee and receive some state funding as well. We are planning to be active members so we can contribute to the advancement of not only disc sports but other sports in Hungary not yet in the Olympic Programme as well.”