Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal. The rules of the game have many similarities to those of association soccer.

The game is played on a rectangle of ice the same size as a soccer field. Each team has eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A standard bandy match consists of two halves of 45 minutes each. The offside rule is also similar to that observed in soccer.

Bandy is considered a national sport in Russia. Although the modern rules were written in England, the Russians claim to be the inventors of the game.

In the link you will find the homepage to the Russian team's Bandy site.

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