Diagram Olympic Winter Games

Bandy destined for the Olympic Winter Games!

Bandy compares well to the 15 current OWG sports
A report "Benchmarking as a Cutterbolt into the Olympic Wall" shows that bandy is the #2 winter sport in participation based on data from international federations. The report demonstrates that bandy command greater Universality, compared to most incumbent Olympic Disciplines.

With high attendance at world championships bandy is the #2 winter sport in tickets sold per day of competitions. In addition probability analysis suggest that bandy will facilitate higher than average spectatorship at stadiums.

Bandy is the only major heritage sport not in the Olympics, despite being the Continental heritage sport of North-Asia and National Heritage and Legacy Sport of Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, and Sweden. The report highlight that the OWG is concentered to Europe, or Europe plus North America in terms of heritage sport on the Programme, athletes base and concentration of medals. This contrast the Olympic Charter that embrace five Continents iconized by the five interlaced rings.
Bandy scores 3rd on Continental spread of athletes and command better Continental spread of excellence than many Disciplines that essentially are West-European only.

The Olympic Charter explicitly promotes women in sport implementing equality of women and men. Bandy scores 4th on gender equality. Disciplines with high underlying women participation are better able to offer Events that fulfill the Olympic gender equality goal.

Fair play is the essence in sports, also legally and organizationally and with regards to governance of the Olympic Sports Programme. Following IOC reform Programme Agenda 2020, and modernization of the Olympic Charter, this latest report reassures the International Olympic Committee to add bandy to Games of XXIV Winter Olympics, 2022!


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World Cup Bandy 13-16 oktober 2016. How to Watch live, instructions here.

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Upcoming tournaments


World Cup Men for Club

Teams Sandviken, SWE 13.10 – 16.10, 2016


World Cup Women for Club

Teams Kungälv, SWE 28.10 – 30.10, 2016


World Cup Veterans Lappeenranta

FIN,  18-20/11, 2016


World Cup Girls Y17

Vetlanda SWE, 4.11 – 6.11, 2016


World Championship Men A-grp

Sandviken, SWE 29.1 – 5.2, 2017


World Championship Men B-grp

Trollhättan, SWE 24.1 – 28.1, 2017


World Championship Y19

Syktyvkar, RUS January 2017


World Championship Y17

Varkaus, FIN 2.2 – 4.2, 2017


World Championship GY17

Irkutsk, RUS 24.2 - 26.2 2017

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