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Update WUC Floorball 2008

21.09.2007

Prea-Games Event
From December 7th to 9th, 2007 the Local Organising Committee of the 2008 World University Championship will organize the Finnish Student Sports Federation's floorball (sähly) championships in Kuortane as a Pre-Games Event for the 2008 WUC Floorball. During this event the LOC will test some of the practices which will be used in 2008 Games

Definition of sähly: "Floorball has developed to its present form from a game which was first played in Gothenburg, Sweden in the early 1970's. Sähly was brought to Finland by students, and the first series were played at the Helsinki University in 1974. In Finland the game was named "sähly" according to nature of the game. There are slight differences between these two disciplines, although the equipment and playing ideas are rather similar. The interpretation of sähly rules is more user-friendly and flexible for beginners than floorball rules. It is very difficult to separate sähly from floorball and often also unnecessary. In sähly, 3-4 players can be on the field at one time; there is no goalkeeper and the size of the goal is 90 x 60 cm. The match time is usually 2 x 15 minutes and the field is only half the size of the floorball rink."

New Member for the Organizing Committee
Mr. Hannu Tolonen from the Finnish Ministry of Education has been nominated as a new member for the Organizing Committee.

Patron of the Championships
Mrs. Paula Risikko, Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister at the Ministry of the Environment has given her consent to act as a patron of the Championships.


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