World Lacrosse Gets Full IOC Recognition
Sport Continues International Growth
The International Olympic Committee has granted Full Recognition to World Lacrosse as the sport’s governing body.
With Full Recognition status, World Lacrosse will be able to receive financial aid through the IOC Development Program as well as access IOC resources, including seminars and meetings. The federation had started to receive these benefits with Provisional Recognition, which was granted in late 2018.
As part of the sport’s development, World Lacrosse recently announced a new form of lacrosse, World Lacrosse Sixes, to lower the barrier of entry to play and learn the sport and to provide a lower cost alternative as part of a bid to reduce the financial burden of putting on the Olympic Games
World Lacrosse will continue to be a member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations, which represents governing bodies that are recognized by the IOC but do not currently participate in the Olympic Games. Lacrosse featured as a full Olympic event in the 1904 and 1908 Olympics and was held as a demonstration event in 1928, 1932, and 1948.