This is a question that will be answer today, and will prove that is a total mistake.
During the last century and even now Roller Hockey is crossing some better moments and other times worse moments.
As all Roller Hockey fans knows our sport was part of Olympic Games in 1992, in Barcelona. This was the greatest moment of Roller Hockey, and was the struggle of one man that allow this, Juan Antonio Samaranch "just" the president of the International Olympic Committee at that time.
But the main goal of this article is to prove that Roller Hockey, since the last 60 years, was played all over the World.
Most of people doesn't imagine that next countries presented in the list, had already played roller hockey in history.
So these are the countries where roller hockey was played some years ago, and nowadays there isn't any news that still it is played:
Denmark, Ireland, Canada, Cuba, Sweden, Slovenia, Russia, China, Scotland, Norway, Hungary, Guatemala, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Porto Rico, Cuba, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and Slovenia.
Are you surprised, wonder, curious????
It is true all these 23 countries played in International Competitions as you can see on the next list of World Cup's, and other Continental Competitions:
1982 World Cup: Canada, Ireland, Guatemala, Venezuela
1958 World Cup: Denmark
1956 World Cup: Norway
1955 World Cup: Yugoslavia, Norway, Ireland, Denmark
1953 World Cup: Denmark, Ireland
1952 World Cup: Denmark
1951 World Cup: Denmark, Ireland
2004 B World Cup: China
2002 B World Cup: South Korea
2000 B World Cup: Canada, South Korea
1998 B World Cup: Canada, China, North Korea
1994 B World Cup: Canada
1992 B World Cup: Canada
1990 B World Cup: Venezuela, Cuba, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong,China
1988 B World Cup: Venezuela, Ecuador, Canada
1986 B World Cup: Costa Rica
1984 B World Cup: Ireland
1987 Asian Cup: South Korea, Hong Kong
1991 Asian Cup: South Korea, Hong Kong, China
1991 Asian Cup: South Korea, China
1995 Pan American Cup: Canada
(Source of all Championships Information: http://www.rink-hockey.net/busca/busca-competicoes.php? and http://cerh.eu/main.php?action=main-rankingseniors)
Next you can see some photos of Irish, Swedish, and Canadian Teams.
|Photo Of Irish National Team in a World Cup (source: http://www.rollerhockeyireland.com/)|
|Veberöd RHC, extinguish Swedish Team (source: http://elwood.tripod.com)|
|Canada Women's Team (source: http://www.whockey.com)|
All the Roller Hockey international organisms like FIRS and CIRH should increase the promotion of the sport using new technologies, and call again all these countries to play on of the most beautiful sports of our World.
We need to see countries like China, Canada, Russia... to play our sport.
If somebody from these countries wants to do it and need help all roller hockey lovers are available to help, and of course can be other new countries.
I expect with this article to make everybody see that our sport was, and is a global sport, but of course doesn't have the power of others.
We should effort to put the World Rolling again our Sport!!!!!! Tweet