Fistball

Fistball is a sport of European origin. It is similar to volleyball in that players try to hit a ball over a net. The current men's fistball World Champions are Germany, winners of both the 2015 Men's World Championships and the fistball category at the 2017 World Games, while the current women's fistball World Champions are also Germany, after winning the 2016 Women's World Championships.

Fistball
A fistball attacker hits the ball over the net
Highest governing bodyInternational Fistball Association (IFA)
Nicknamesbig ball
First playedFirst mentioned year 240, first organised play in 1894
Characteristics
Team members5 players per team
Mixed genderNo
TypeOutdoor (summer) and indoor (winter)
EquipmentFistball, net
VenueField (outdoor) and court (indoor)
Presence
OlympicNo
World Games1985  present
Semi-final Germany Vs. Switzerland, European Championship, 2012