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You may think of ice hockey; the game is a forerunner of hockey. The sport is indeed played on ice, but the skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal. Bandy is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and was played as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. The 2018 Bandy World Championship was the 38th Bandy World Championship between men's bandy teams, and it took place in Russia and China.