Urianians enjoy their sport and games and many of us have done well internationally. There are many clubs, a plentitude of modern facilities, and physical education is an important part of the school systems. Sport is administrated by the Department of Culture, nowadays in cooperation with the independent Congress of Sport Federations (CSF). Most federations of individual sports are members of the CSF, listed as follows:
Football is arguably the most popular sport in the country today. Our clubs and national side have done well internationally, especially during the 80s boom. Its organisational history is a little intricate. A professional league was formed with the establishment of the Byntian FA in 1891, but from 1892, the best teams were allowed promotion to the Scottish league system. After self-government in 1917 they pulled out one by one, but Wickford Athletic played in the Scottish League until 1975. The Azurian Football Association was formed in 1896, organising annual national cups, and from 1918, amateur league tournaments. After 1934, the two governing bodies were united in the Urianian Football Association, and the amateur league systems coordinated. The Byntian professional league was disbanded in 1939, but in 1975 a new national professional league was formed with two divisions and 32 sides, which has been maintained since.
Urianian FA Clubs Grounds
Modern pentathlon has always enjoyed a marked popularity in Uriania, and her pentathletes have achieved good results in Olympic Games and international championship.
Federation Clubs Arenas
Skating is one of the most popular sports in the country from north to south. Every town and many smaller communities have indoor or outdoor rinks, and they are usually packed during the public sessions. The sport took hold early in Byntland and the first clubs were active there, with the first known meet held in Southend 1835. It soon became popular and in the 1850s legendary skaters such as Eddie Morgan, William Kirk and Jimmy Mallory held matches with British and Dutch skaters. Later they were eclipsed by skaters from mining towns in the mountains, most notably those of Polonia, of whom first Billy Lucas excelled and then the great Barry McCleary. The Byntian Skating Association was formed in 1880 and started holding annual amateur championship races. This soon attracted clubs from north of the border, who applied for membership, and in 1883, the association changed its name to All-Urianian Skating Association (AUSA), the first Panurianian sport federation, 51 years before the political unification. The association was one of the founder members of the ISU in 1892.
Skaters were the first Urianian sportsmen to do well in international competitions, with amateur champions like Fredrik Lofthus, World Champion 1890, Chris Fosbery, European Champion 1892, Carl Frede, European Champion 1897, Odd Pedersen, European Champion 1898, Harry Johnson, European Champion 1905, Edvard Hansen, double Olympic gold winner 1920, John Matthias, Nordic Champion 1922, Tim White, European Champion 1925, . Figure skating took longer to develop, but here we also have early champions such as Eden Clarke, World Champion 1897, 1899, and 1900 and European Champion 1898, Dylan Rhys, the European Champion 1901, Millie Holliday, women’s World Champion 1906, 1909, and 1911, Henrik Grenager, World Champion 1907, Percy Holden and Belinda Taylor, pairs World Champions 1911, 1912, 1913, and 1914, Gladwin Eves, European Champion 1922, .
Federation Clubs Rinks
Track and field
Urianian track and field athletes have given their fans much to cheer for, especially during the boom years in the 1970s, when we had the sprinter Zpi Vig, the middle distance runners Aram Demnig and Varel Darum, the javelin thrower Zig Daram among others. From its formation in 1893, the federation has arranged national championships and club competitions and provided for international representation.
Federation Clubs Tracks