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FIB EVENT HISTORY

The history is the foundation of the future.
Knowledge and experience from the past
increases your present achievements
to create new dreams for the future!

 

It all began in 1957…

This is an archive in constant progress…

This archive gives you the results, goal scorers, stories, pictures and productions of TV and web streaming that we access so far. There are gaps. But we know that clubs, federations and fans have access to archive material. Pictures, stories and documents. We would love to be able to include that into this archive, to be completed and renewed. Don’t hesitate to let your own documentation be a part of this historic archive.
You are welcome to send an e-mail to kjell.anderstedt@worldbandy.com to make this archive grow and develop.


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THANK YOU!
To illustrate some of the World Cup tournaments in Ljusdal 1974-2008, we have
borrowed some old clippings from especially the local newspapers Ljusnan,
Hälsinge Kuriren, Ljusdals Posten and Hudiksvalls Tidning
.

Thanks also to Ljusdalsbygdens Museum
for your kind assistans with the documentation!


A CLASSIC PHOTO HAS AN OBVIOUS PLACE IN A HISTORIC ARCHIVE…

Photographer Georg Lundqvist

It happened in 1960 after 8 minutes in the first half at lake Storsjön in Gästrikland, Sweden.
Forsbacka got a corner, the Köping players lined up in their own goal cage – when suddenly the ice broke. Nine players from Köping and two from Forsbacka ended up in the cold water.

Spectators described it as a thunder when the ice cracked. Köping’s goalkeeper Karl-Gunnar Ståhle, sank with the entire goal cage over himself. He luckily got help and managed to get out of the icy water.


Once upon a time…

…there was a congress in Stockholm in 1955. The International Bandy Federation (IBF) was founded on February 12 by four founding countries, Finland, Norway, Sweden and USSR.

The name became “The International Bandy Federation – IBF”. But, at the Congress in Budapest, Hungary in 2001 the name was changed to Federation of International Bandy – FIB, because the acronym IBF was occupied.


The goals were written.

  • To promote the overall development of bandy in various countries worldwide
  • To carry on propaganda for the sports importance and advantages
  • To set up international competitions, rules for the games and rules for player’s behavior on the ice
  • To arrange official World Championships and other international events
  • To promote the introduction and the membership of new nations to FIB

Gunnar Galin – Photo: Swedish Bandy Federation.

Gunnar Galin – the first President!

Gunnar Galin, Sweden, became the historic first chairman and held that post 1955-1963. 

He was head of the Swedish Bandy Federation since 1950.

They say he played like an angel. Possibly due to Galin’s smooth play, his genius for playing off his teammates and his exquisite ball sense. In addition, he was small in stature and had what is usually called a “biblical” profile. 

He was the strategist and forward who let the others score the goals. Typical for him is said to be the time in 1920 when AIK beat Nacka 20-1 in bandy at Laduviken: He did not score a single one of the twenty goals. Galin was also a successful ice hockey player, but in bandy he won 4 Swedish championships with IK Göta and played 9 international matches. Gunnar Galin passed away in 1997 at the age of 94.


FIB PRESIDENTS THRU THE HISTORY

1955-1963
Gunnar Galin, Sweden
1963-1967
Allan Ljungqvist, Finland
1967-1971
Arne Argus, Sweden
1971-1978
Grigory Granaturov, USSR
1978-1983
Pontus Widén, Sweden
1983-1991
Grigory Granaturov, USSR
1991-1993
Carl Fogelberg, Finland
1993-1997
Staffan Söderlund, Sweden
1997-2005
Albert Pomortsev, Russia
2005-2006
Seppo Vaihela, Sweden
2006-2022
Boris Skrynnik, Russia
2022-2024
Stein Pedersen, Norway
2024-
Henrik Nilsson, Sweden