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Bandy is a winter sport, where a ball is hit with a stick. It is the original sport that in some places evolved into ice hockey and has rules that are similar to soccer. It is now played in a few nations, including Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia.

Bandy was the demonstration sport at the VI Olympic Winter Games in 1952 (Oslo, Norway).

The size of a bandy field is in the range 4,050 - 7,150 square metres (45-65 by 90-100 metres). The size of the ball is 60-65 mm and is red to orange in color.

FIB, the Federation for International Bandy, has got 12 members (2002).

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National bandyfederations

bandy is a Scottish word meaning bow-legged

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