On September 17, 2021, the Olympic Committee of Brazil (COB) announced that the Brazilian Floorball Association (ABF) received the title of recognized entity and is now part of a select group of sports confederations in Brazil.

ABF’s request was unanimously recognized by the Board of Directors of the COB at a meeting held on August 26, 2021.

— This recognition will be very important for the next steps that Brazilian Floorball will reach. Those who did not know the sport will have opportunities to know it, including the media, physical education professionals and future athletes, says Tiago Macarin, sports director of the Brazilian Association of Floorball.

— We were even more motivated to promote our sport. It’s been years of work and now Floorball could be rewarded, comments João Victor Carlos dos Reis, General Secretary of the Brazilian Floorball Association.

— The International Floorball Federation asked all countries to approach their Olympic Committees so that Floorball grows more and more and soon becomes an Olympic sport. We, as the highest sports entity in Brazil, have achieved this important goal for Floorball worldwide, says Rafael Pasqua, vice president of the Brazilian Floorball Association.

— ABF in recent years has dedicated itself to improving its corporate governance and transparency, in addition to keeping itself updated in accordance with Brazilian laws. Receiving from the COB our recognition as a national Floorball management entity only demonstrates ABF’s seriousness and commitment to the growth of Floorball in Brazil, comments Adriano Serafim, president of the Brazilian Floorball Association.

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