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IFF TODAY AND HISTORY IN SHORT

 

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IFF Today

Ordinary member of SportAccord (previously GAISF)

Recognised sport by IOC

64 Member Associations

4 330 clubs

309 397 licensed players (end of 2015)

Champions Cup is played every year

EuroFloorball Cup is played every year

World Championships is played every year,

in even years for Men and U19 Women and

in odd years for Women and U19 Men.

 

IFF History in short

 

1986

The International Floorball Federation was founded 12th of April in Huskvarna, Sweden, by the floorball associations of Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

 

1991

Denmark and Norway joined the IFF family.

 

1992

The first official IFF Congress was held in Zürich, Switzerland.

Hungary joined the IFF family.

 

1993

The first European Cup was played in Helsinki for Women and in Stockholm for Men.

Czech Republic and Russia joined the IFF family.

 

1994

The first European Championships for Men was played in Finland.

Estonia, Germany, Japan, Latvia and USA joined the IFF family.

 

1995

The first European Championships for Women and the second for Men were played in Switzerland. To give Japan the possibility to take part IFF decided that the tournaments should be played as an Open European Championships.

Belgium and Singapore joined the IFF family.

 

1996

The first World Championships for Men was played in Sweden.The final was sold out -15.106 spectators in the Stockholm Globe Arena.

Australia joined the IFF family.

 

1997

The first World Championships for Women was played in Åland, Finland and the first Presidents´ Meeting was held in connection with this.

Austria, Great Britain and Poland joined the IFF family.

 

1999

Brazil, the Netherlands and Slovakia joined the IFF family.

 

2000

IFF gained provisional membership of GAISF

(General Association of International Sports Federations).

 

2001

The first World Championships for Men U19 was played in Germany.

Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Canada and New Zealand joined the IFF family.

 

2002

The first World University Championships in floorball was played in Sweden.

Malaysia, India and Georgia joined the IFF family.

 

2003

IFF applied for IOC recognition and signed the World Anti-Doping Code.

France joined the IFF family.

 

2004

Pakistan joined the IFF family.

IFF gained ordinary membership of GAISF on May 20.

The first World Championships for Women U19 was played in Finland.

 

2005

Korea, Ukraine, Liechtenstein and Iceland joined the IFF family.

 

2006

Mongolia and Armenia joined the IFF family.

 

2007

Moldova, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Argentina, Thailand and Portugal joined the IFF family.

 

2008

Turkey, Romania and Sierra Leone joined the IFF family.

IFF received provisional IOC recognition on December 11.

 

2009

Belarus, Iran and Indonesia joined the IFF family

 

2010

Lithuania joined the IFF family

 

2011

Philippines and Jamaica joined the IFF family. IFF received the full IOC recognition on July 8th.

 

2012

Mozambique joined the IFF family

 

2013

South Africa and Cameroon joined the IFF family

 

2015

Malta and Cote d´Ivoire joined the IFF family

 

2016

Uganda, Haiti and China joined the IFF family

 

2017

Floorball as an official sport in the World Games (Wroclaw, Poland) and in the Special Olympics World Winter Games (Austria) for the first time.

 

Order of foundation

 

1981

7th of November: Sweden

 

1983

27th of December: Japan

 

1985

20th of April: Switzerland

23rd of September: Finland

 

1987

25th of June: Liechtenstein*

 

1989

27th of May: Denmark

September: Hungary**

 

1991

25th of May: Norway

 

1992

10th of January: Russia

14th of January: Czech Republic

13th of June: Germany

 

1993

5th of May: USA

27th of November: Estonia

11th of December: Latvia

 

1995

25th of February: Poland

1st of April: Belgium

June: Singapore

26th of November: Great Britain***

 

1996

28th of January: Austria

20th of September: Australia

 

1997

11th of July: Hungary**

 

1998

2nd of July: Brazil

4th of September: Spain

December: The Netherlands

31st of December: Slovakia

 

1999

10th of March: Armenia

 

2000

11th of December: Italy

17th of December: Slovenia

 

2001

21st of July: New Zealand

1st of August: Malaysia

21st of September: India

 

2002

1st of April: Georgia

10th of August: France

 

2003

22nd of May: Pakistan

 

2004

21st of February: Ukraine

22nd of May: Korea

 

2005

1st of September: Mongolia

 

2007

1st of March: Moldova

4th of March: Ireland

5th of May: Israel

28th of September: Serbia

20th of November: Argentina

December: Thailand, Portugal

 

2008

September: Turkey

October: Romania

December: Sierra Leone

 

2009

May: Great Britain ***

September: Belarus

December: Iran, Indonesia, New Zealand ***

 

2010

May: Lithuania

October: Ireland ***

 

2011

Philippines, Jamaica

 

2012

Mozambique, Cameroon

 

2013

South Africa, Cameroon, Great Britain ***, Russia ***

 

2014

Cote d´Ivoire, Haiti

 

2015

Malta, Pakistan ***, Uganda

 

2016

China, Somalia, Hong Kong

 

* Liechtenstein was founded as the single Club UHC Schaan

**Hungary was reorganized into a new Association 1997.

***Great Britain and New Zealand were reorganised into a new Association 2009 & 2013, Ireland in 2010, Russia in 2013 and Pakistan in 2015

 

IFF Presidents

1986-1992: András Czitrom, Sweden

1992-1996: Pekka Mukkala, Finland

1996- ---- : Tomas Eriksson, Sweden

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