Norwegian Government Recognition

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  1. thorson1987

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    Rugby League is now officially a recognised sport by the government of Norway.

     
  2. langpark

    langpark First Grade

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    So that's now 23 nations, of the required 40 by GAISF, right?
     
  3. thommo4pm

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    Is League considered a summer or winter sport under GAISF?
    Sorry mate I'm not sure.
     
  4. adamkungl

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    I think winter sports are specifically snow or ice based
     
  5. thommo4pm

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    Oh ok, fair enough, thanks for clarifying :)
     
  6. adamkungl

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    RL has well over the required 40 active nations, but the GAISF defines "National Federations" as being recognised by the country's National Olympic Committee.

    I'm not sure how many we have, it would be pretty difficult to dig up the info for every nation.

    On a side note, this gives more importance to the South Africa Rugby membership. I think it means RLeague is recognised by the government and thus contributes to GAISF membership.
     
  7. adamkungl

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    Another side note, look at the nonsense description of Rugby League on the GAISF website

    Compared to others

    Amateur hour...
     
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  8. DIOGENES

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    It appears that rather than being an independent sport, RL is an “activity” under the Rugby Union Federation. This is not dissimilar to South Africa. Maybe this is the path to the future.
    In the core nations the long history of conflict means that RL and RU will not be able to co-operate but in the emerging nations such antipathy does not exist...yet
     
  9. Perth Red

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    They should have had Thors hammer as their logo!
     
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  10. Perth Red

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    I'd suggest they have cut and pasted from the "About..." page on the codes website. Maybe RLIF need to make it better?
     
  11. c0c0nutz

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    Great result for Norway, let's hope they put in a strong performance or a shock result this weekend. I believe that's correct, once there's 40 then the RLIF could go towards full GAISF membership and still remember to maintain and keep growing the game in new nations.
     
  12. langpark

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    Pretty sure RLIF recently mentioned it was currently 22, hence why I mentioned we must now be on 23.
     
  13. deluded pom?

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    Apparently the Norway RL started off as the junior partner but are now the bigger entity of the two codes in Norway.
     
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  14. italoromano68

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    Is this accurate? It seems to me that it is just about the formation of a rugby league committee inside the rugby union federation.
     

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