The sport of competitive sports has come under scrutiny for many years, with an increasing number of studies revealing that injuries occur more often and more often among players of competitive sport.
The sports are also widely seen as a form of gambling.
In the wake of a recent report by the American Sports Medicine Association, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sports organizations in the United States and Canada have called for a ban on the sport.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the three associations urged the International Olympics Committee (IOAC) to “take immediate action” to “ban competitive sports from the sport of ultimate frisbee.”
Athletes have complained that their physical and mental well-being is adversely affected when competing in these games.
Some, like Michael McQuaid, an American golfer, have also been accused of doping in recent years.
A report released by the IAAF in March said the organization has received more than 1,500 reports of alleged doping and malpractice from players and staff members of American Ultimate Frisbee.
But some experts say the sport has also been tainted by a series of scandals, including the infamous 2013 arrest of the former U.S. Ultimate Frisk star Mark Cavendish for allegedly testing positive for anabolic steroids in a London hotel room.
“We have to find a way to make sport safe and fair for everyone,” said James Kornfeld, president of the Professional Frisby Association, an organization that promotes competitive sports in the U.K. “The ultimate frisking scandal has tarnished the sport and the sport in general.”
In November, Canadian and British police announced the arrests of two men, and the former World U.C.B. champ Ryan Hall and former World Ultimate Frish champion Ryan Haggerty, on suspicion of fraud and money laundering related to their involvement in the sport’s alleged doping.
Both men had previously pleaded not guilty.