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IFF Today and History in short

IFF Today:
Ordinary member of SportAccord (previously GAISF)
Recognised sport by IOC
57 Member Associations
4276 clubs
293 088 registered players (2012)
Champions Cup is played every year
EuroFloorball Cup is played every year
World Championships is played every year,
in even years for Men and U19 Women and
in odd years for Women and U19 Men.

IFF History in short

1986
The International Floorball Federation was founded 12th of April in Huskvarna, Sweden, by the floorball associations of Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

1991
Denmark and Norway joined the IFF family.

1992
The first official IFF Congress was held in Zürich, Switzerland.
Hungary joined the IFF family.

1993
The first European Cup was played in Helsinki for Women and in Stockholm for Men.
Czech Republic and Russia joined the IFF family.

1994
The first European Championships for Men was played in Finland.
Estonia, Germany, Japan, Latvia and USA joined the IFF family.

1995
The first European Championships for Women and the second for Men were played in Switzerland. To give Japan the possibility to take part IFF decided that the tournaments should be played as an Open European Championships.
Belgium and Singapore joined the IFF family.

1996
The first World Championships for Men was played in Sweden.The final was sold out -15.106 spectators in the Stockholm Globe Arena.
Australia joined the IFF family.

1997
The first World Championships for Women was played in Åland, Finland and the first Presidents´ Meeting was held in connection with this.
Austria, Great Britain and Poland joined the IFF family.

1999
Brazil, the Netherlands and Slovakia joined the IFF family.

2000
IFF gained provisional membership of GAISF
(General Association of International Sports Federations).

2001
The first World Championships for Men U19 was played in Germany.
Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Canada and New Zealand joined the IFF family.

2002
The first World University Championships in floorball was played in Sweden.
Malaysia, India and Georgia joined the IFF family.

2003
IFF applied for IOC recognition.
France joined the IFF family.

2004
Pakistan joined the IFF family.
IFF gained ordinary membership of GAISF on May 20.
The first World Championships for Women U19 was played in Finland.

2005
Korea, Ukraine, Liechtenstein and Iceland joined the IFF family.

2006
Mongolia and Armenia joined the IFF family.

2007
Moldova, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Argentina, Thailand and Portugal joined the IFF family.

2008
Turkey, Romania and Sierra Leone joined the IFF family.
IFF received provisonal IOC recognition on December 11.

2009
Belarus, Iran and Indonesia joined the IFF family

2010
Lithuania joined the IFF family

2011
Philippines and Jamaica joinded the IFF family. IFF received the full IOC recognition on July 8th.

2012
Mozambique joined the IFF family

2013
South Africa and Cameroon joined the IFF family

Order of foundation

1981
7th of November: Sweden

1983
27th of December: Japan

1985
20th of April: Switzerland
23rd of September: Finland

1987
25th of June: Liechtenstein*

1989
27th of May: Denmark
September: Hungary**

1991
25th of May: Norway

1992
10th of January: Russia
14th of January: Czech Republic
13th of June: Germany

1993
5th of May: USA
27th of November: Estonia
11th of December: Latvia

1995
25th of February: Poland
1st of April: Belgium
June: Singapore
26th of November: Great Britain***

1996
28th of January: Austria
20th of September: Australia

1997
11th of July: Hungary**

1998
2nd of July: Brazil
4th of September: Spain
December: The Netherlands
31st of December: Slovakia

1999
10th of March: Armenia

2000
11th of December: Italy
17th of December: Slovenia

2001
21st of July: New Zealand
1st of August: Malaysia
21st of September: India

2002
1st of April: Georgia
10th of August: France

2003
22nd of May: Pakistan

2004
21st of February: Ukraine
22nd of May: Korea

2005
1st of September: Mongolia

2007
1st of March: Moldova
4th of March: Ireland
5th of May: Israel
28th of September: Serbia
20th of November: Argentina
December: Thailand, Portugal

2008
September: Turkey
October: Romania
December: Sierra Leone

2009
May: Great Britain ***
September: Belarus
December: Iran, Indonesia, New Zealand ***

2010
May: Lithuania
October: Ireland ***

2011
Philippines, Jamaica

2012
Mozambique, Cameroon

2013
South Africa, Cameroon, Great Britain ***, Russia ***

* Liechtenstein was founded as the single Club UHC Schaan
**Hungary was reorganized into a new Association 1997.
***Great Britain and New Zealand were reorganised into a new Association 2009 & 2013, Ireland in 2010 and Russia in 2013

IFF Presidents
1986-1992: András Czitrom, Sweden
1992-1996: Pekka Mukkala, Finland
1996- ---- : Tomas Eriksson, Sweden

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