International Olympic Committee Recognizes Collegiate Time-Waster As a Sport

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Ultimate Frisbee, the game that filmmakers are probably contractually obligated to show during movies set on college campuses, was recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee this weekend. The World Flying Disc Federation, which also governs disc golf and Guts Frisbee, called the moment an “incredible milestone” on its 30th anniversary. “We are looking forward to continuing to work with the IOC as our partner in promoting Flying Disc sports around the globe.” This move doesn’t mean that your crush from freshman year is going to win a gold medal in Ultimate at the Rio Olympics — the sport is simply eligible to become an Olympic sport at some point in the future. However, it would need to beat out other non-Olympic sports like baseball, cricket, and tug-of-war to land a spot at the games.