Norges Bandyforbund (NBF)
Logo of the federation
|Predecessor||Football Association of Norway|
|Formation||17 October 1920|
|Founded at||Oslo, Norway|
|Purpose||Governing body for the sports of bandy, field hockey, and floorball|
|Federation of International Bandy|
|Affiliations||Federation of International Bandy, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports|
Norway's Bandy Association (Norwegian : Norges Bandyforbund) is the governing body for the sports of bandy, floorball and field hockey in Norway.
Norwegian bandy was originally organised by the Football Association of Norway, but an independent federation for the 'winter football' was established in 1920. In the first years, this was called Norges Ishockeyforbund, because bandy was called ishockey (ice hockey) back then, since it is a form of hockey played on ice, but when the Canadian sport of ice hockey came to Norway, the international name bandy was adopted for what was actually bandy, and the term ishockey was reserved for what now is called ice hockey. The present name Norges Bandyforbund was consequently adopted in 1929. The Norwegian bandyforbund has been pushing for bandy to be an Olympic sport, and their argument being that bandy has the second most players within winter sports behind hockey with 500000 players.
Bandy was originally governed through a committee in the Football Association of Norway. The national bandy association was founded on 17 October 1920 as Norges Ishockeyforbund, but the sport played was bandy, not what now is known as ice hockey. The founding clubs were Drafn, Drammen IF, Frigg, Hasle, Kjapp-Rjukan, Mercantile, Rapp-Trondheim, Ready and Trygg. The first president was Halfdan Ditlev-Simonsen. The association changed names to the present name Norges Bandyforbund in 1929.
Norway's Bandy Association was one of the founding members of the Federation of International Bandy in 1955.
Field hockey in Norway is governed through a certain section of the association: Landhockeyseksjon, Norges Bandyforbund. The association is a member of the International Hockey Federation. It governs the men's national team.
The association organise floorball as the Norwegian Floorball Federation since 1988. It organises the men's and women's national teams and the Norwegian Floorball Eliteserie. By January 1, 2007 there are 6843 registered players in Norway.
The association joined International Floorball Federation in 1991.
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Results from Norwegian football in 1922.
Results from Norwegian football in 1924.
Results from Norwegian football in 1925.
Results from Norwegian football in 1926.
Results from Norwegian football in 1927.
Results from Norwegian football in 1928.
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