Talk:Roller hockey (quad)
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Officially, this sport is known as "rink hockey" per its official, IOC-recognized governing body, the FIRS. Both the native language (French) and international (English) versions of FIRS documents and websites refer to it as "rink hockey", while the most recent world tournament is called "Rink Hockey World Championship - Angola 2013". Therefore I think the page should be called "Rink hockey", instead of "Roller hockey (quad)", especially since there is already a page called "Roller hockey" covering both quad and inline versions of the sport, and helping people determine which sport's page they want to access.
- The original name of this sport is roller hockey. With the invention on in-line hockey, the americans (where the sport appeared/had more players) called rink-hockey to roller hockey, (like they call soccer to football, to distinguish from their version of football).
- The governing bodies are not accurated since the name of the competitions varies according with the nationality of the governors (sometimes refering as rink-hockey, sometimes roller-hockey).
- Finishing, in europe the sport is called roller hockey, in america rink-hockey, as the article explains. Also a search for rink-hockey redirects for this article, so it seams to me to be a false problem.Rpo.castro (talk) 18:06, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Dominance of Spain and Portugal
Is there any historical reason for these countries being the best in this game? I think it's an interesting part which should be added. It seems the game originated in English speaking countries. How did Spain etc. adopt it and how did it become popular there? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:28, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
- Definitely is a very important question, and you are right. England dominated the first years of international roller hockey and then was quickly replaced by Portugal and Spain, but why, we don't know. There is no avaiable information about this and should be interesting trying to dig this out.Rpo.castro (talk) 08:46, 13 October 2013 (UTC)