Bandy will add a heritage sport with real ongoing activity outside and inside the present-day winter Olympic universe. The current sports programme includes mainly heritage sports from districts in seven western European countries. It is uniform rather than diverse. Close to 90 % of historic medals and registered athletes are limited to 12 countries. These nations chiefly win medals in their own heritage sports.
Bandy Will Add Spectators
Bandy scores well in tickets sales. It has more spectators than many Olympic Disciplines obtain in their own national events and international events. Single bandy matches can even have more spectators than some Disciplines achieve in the Olympic Games. Benchmarking evidence suggests that bandy will strongly contribute to overall attendance the Games. This is no surprise as ball-sports are the worlds most popular category sport.
Bandy Will Add Media Audience
Bandy can play preliminaries before the opening ceremony with end matches in the host city.
Alternatively, play the entire competition outside the host city and country. Bandy venues are
available from the Pacific Rim to the Atlantic coast and the USA.
Bandy Is A Growth Proposition
The Olympic Charter And Bandy Are Natural Partners
- The addition of Bandy will meet the 7 fundamental Olympic Principles. The seventh principle demands IOC compliance with Principles 1-6.
- Agenda 2020 emphasized The Olympic Principles to hold the IOC to account. They constitute the concrete objective clauses of the Sports programme
- Bandy strengthens diversity and non-discrimination stated in Principles 1-3 and 6. To develop sports, solidarity, ethics, and peace across five continents
- Bandy is a low-cost sport, both in infrastructure and for the individual participants. Low-cost sport enables high access and opportunity
- Low-cost is essential in promoting high participation, diversity, social responsibility, ethics, and solidarity in the Winter Olympic Games
- Bandy empowers. It attracts athletes of both genders of diverse human origins, social backgrounds, geographies and demographics not represented today
- The 4th Principle declares that non-discrimination is a precondition for fair play. The 5th that fair play is a precondition for good governance
- Bandy is with certainty qualified for the Games. Including bandy will comply with the Fundamental Olympic Principles