Uma breve história do Bike Polo

1891 : Richard J. Mecredy (Ireland) invents bike polo
1897 : Polo club in the USA & The Bicycle Polo Association (BPA) of Great Britain are formed
1908 : Bike polo is featured as a demo sport in the London Olympics
WWI stops polo
1938 : The BPA of Great Britain has 170 teams in 100 clubs with 1000+ players
WWII stops polo
1946 : Bike polo has a new start in Aquitaine, Paris area, Normandy and Pyrénées
1994 : Creation of the Bicycle Polo Association of America
1996 : First International Championship of bike polo (USA): India, Canada and USA compete
1999: Hardcourt bike polo is played for the first time in Seattle
2000: Hardcourt specific mallets were made out of bamboo and a street hockey ball was used
2002: Hardcourt bike polo spreads to Portland
2003: Tournaments pop up all over the West and Midwest
2004: Hardcourt bike polo spreads to New York
2006: Hardcourt bike polo spreads to London
2009: LHBPA forms
2009: European championships held in London (EHBPC 2009)

2 comentários

    1. Thanks for your contribution Doug. Like other sports is always difficult to know for sure when or were it started. That’s why is important to collect
      every evidence there is.

      Hey, i heard the next world championship will be in Seattle. Is it true?

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