News and information about the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships brought to you by Brine.
First thing's first, we want to extend a HUGE "Welcome to the World Lacrosse Championship" to all 9 teams that competed in this year's event for the first time including; Uganda, Thailand, Israel, Colombia, Costa Rica, Russia, China, Belgium and Turkey. Check out the iconic images from the first day!
The World Lacrosse Championships always offer up some truly fantastic examples of lax gear. It's not the point of the event, actually that's far from it, but it is an undeniable end result. We could stick our heads in the sand like an ostrich, or we can embrace this world lacrosse championships gear on some level. It's time for gear hugs!
The 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship was the largest gathering of men's national teams ever. 38 teams played in the 2014 FIL event and we got to see a glimpse of the future right now. I'm going to run down some of the nations, and regions, that really impressed this Summer!
The Canadian National Lacrosse Team won the Gold Medal at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado in a monumental win over powerhouse Team USA. This marked the 3rd time in history that the Canadians topped the US to win the Gold!
As if the Hong Kong lacrosse team didn't make enough AWESOME videos along the way, the HKLA produced one more video to close out their experience to the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships earlier this month in Denver, Colorado.
In Belgium's first ever World Lacrosse Championship game, they were matched up against "big brother" Germany. It was a good start for the Germans whose former coaching roster vacated the program as they were upset at Germany's exclusion from the Blue Division in order to reinstate the Iroquois.
Jason Noble receives a pass just over the midfield line, uncharted territory for a defenseman. He looks up to a barrage of incoming defenders and immediately knows what they are thinking. A quick panic comes over Noble as he nears the goalie -- “Should I shoot it?” he thinks to himself. A familiar voice commands, “Shoot it Jason!”
Beyond the obvious issues to Olympic Lacrosse, there are some lesser known hurdles, and this post will talk about both as well as the growing Iroquois issue, so that the community has a better sense of our sport's true Olympics position at this moment in time.