Bandy is a winter sport, where a ball is hit with a stick. It is the original sport that in some places evolved into ice hockey and has rules that are similar to soccer. It is now played in a few nations, including Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia.
Bandy was the demonstration sport at the VI Olympic Winter Games in 1952 (Oslo, Norway).
FIB, the Federation for International Bandy, has got 12 members (2002).
bandy is a Scottish word meaning bow-legged