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Ultimate Frisbee, Injuries in
James Patrick Macdonald
Ultimate Frisbee (also known as Ultimate , in reference to a disc brand sometimes used in the sport) is a noncontact sport that is played in 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men, women, and youth. In 2007, it was estimated that 824,000 people in the United States reported playing Ultimate at least 25 times a year. The Ultimate Player's Association (UPA) is the national governing body of the sport in the United States, while the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) provides international governance for the sport. Ultimate is played formally at the club, college, master's, and youth levels. In 2001, Ultimate debuted as a medal sport at the World Games in Japan. It is generally agreed that the sport was developed in 1968 on the east coast of the United States, and the first official rules for the game were codified in 1970. Despite having spread worldwide, the ...