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Floorball is an indoor sport combining elements of hockey and football popular in Scandinavian countries.
SINGAPORE (AFP): Floorball, a hockey-like game popular here, will make its debut in the 2015 SEA Games, while karate, weightlifting and wrestling are out.
There will be 402 golds in 36 sports, including equestrian events, waterskiing and rowing, in the regional biennial Games, the Singapore National Olympic Council said on Tuesday.
Council secretary-general Chris Chan said hosts Singapore added six more sports from the initial 30 after appeals from member countries of the SEA Games Federation.
Chan said that Singapore cannot please everyone in including more events but stressed that the sports picked are not “mickey mouse” events.
“Of the 36, 34 are Asian Games sports, 24 are Olympic sports,” he told reporters.
Only two sports – floorball and netball – are outside the two main categories.
Floorball will be included as a medal event for the first time. It was a demonstration sport when Myanmar hosted the SEA Games in 2013.
The sport was developed in the 1970s in Sweden and is popular in Scandinavia. It is also growing in popularity in some parts of Asia and the US. It is an indoor game and combines elements of hockey and football. There are five field players and one goalkeeper on each team.
Netball will also be included for the first time since it debuted in Malaysia in 2001.
Singapore will host the Games from June 5-16. It last hosted the event in 1993.
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