On the 28th of July bossaball had been part at an adidas event in Germany. The adidas Group, one of the global leaders in the sporting goods industry, invited the game of bossaball to the headquarters in Herzogenaurauch in view of the adidas Olympic Day. Here, bossaball was greeted by several thousands of adidas employees and their families.
After a professional practice week in Belgium a 12-headed selection of worldwide bossaball players took off to Germany to showcase the game. Several clinics and demonstrations were given and performed, accompanied by professional samba referees to create the right atmosphere.
The symbol of the Olympic Games, composed of the five famous interlocking rings, represented different categories. Bossaball was set in the category of ‘Next Generation Sports’.
“Adidas shapes the future of sport, built on a passion.”, tells Music & Sports Freek de Jong. “We were extremely pleased with the opportunity we were given by adidas, you should not forfeit a unique chance like this.”
The adidas Olympic Day coincided with the introduction of an upgraded bossaball game plan. The new rules contain tossing a ball around only five times and a new scoring system. A soccer touch score on the inflatable will from now on be awarded with three points, whilst the team obtains even five points for (soccer touch) scoring inside the trampoline of the opponent team. De Jong says: “Bossaball evolves. The game appears more attractive than it already is.”
At the All Olympic Day of ADIDAS Bossaball was also discovered by 2 secret sports agents from Brazil who were looking for some new sports that unites everytihing from Brazil. Check it out in the video below: