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Disc Sports

Disc sports or flying disc games, are sports or games played using discs. This sport is often called Frisbee. The flying disc was invented by Walter Morrison in 1948. Wham-o in January 13, 1957 invented and trademarked the name Frisbee.

One of the most popular disc games are Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf. Ultimate Frisbee is competed between teams. Other types of Ultimate Frisbee are goaltime, hot box, mini ultimate, schtick disc, and kan-jam. Disc Golf is between individuals, this type has similar rules with golf.

A well-known disc game is the freestyle disc games. Types of freestyle games are disc dog and disc freestyle. Other competitions involving the Frisbee are disc guts, double disc court, and fricket. Other disc sports which were inspired from non-disc games are: dodge disc, crosbee, and 500.

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Disc games are most of the time organized by the World Flying Disc federation, Professional Disc Golf Association, and the Freestyle Players Association. But since 1974, the International Frisbee Association is the governing body for this sport.


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