Friday, October 3, 2008

lax in the olympics

For lacrosse to be considered an Olympic sport, it must be played in 75 countries on four continents, says John Urban, a member of US Lacrosse working on the Olympic qualifying committee.

ILF membership is now listed at 34 nations with Bulgaria, France, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and Costa Rica as associate members, leading some to believe lax will be admitted as an Olympic Summer sport as early as 2016... England welcomes the next world field lacrosse championships in 2010.

In ’06, Canada won gold with over 20 nations competing: CDA, USA, Australia, Iroquois, England, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Italy, Scotland, Netherlands, Wales, Latvia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Bermuda.