The French Federation of Flying Disc (FFFD) has been accepted as a member of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF).
The FFFD's acceptance from the CNOSF Executive Committee - and officially confirmed at the organisation's Annual Congress - is seen as a major breakthrough for the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), which now has 14 Member Associations recognised by their National Olympic Committees (NOC).
President Robert Rauch admitted he hoped the recognition would open the sport up to more young athletes in France.
"We are happy to see France, with its competitive flying disc programme, be accepted as a member of CNOSF, and we hope that they will get even more young athletes interested in flying disc sports," he said.
"The recognition of our French federation is a key milestone for the development of WFDF.
"This is great news for the Flying Disc community in France and for all friends of our sport around the globe."
FFFD President Frank Leygues made a presentation at the Annual Congress before 82 per cent of CNOSF officials backed the sport for inclusion into the French Olympic movement.
"Sports politics in France are changing a lot and it was an important milestone for FFFD to get French NOC recognition," Leygues said.
"This is the achievement of 20 years of work for FFFD, and we cannot discount the boost we got from the efforts of WFDF in their Paris 2024 application.
"The French Federation continues to support WFDF in its goal to be a part of the Olympic Programme in the future.
"I would like also to warmly thank WFDF executive director Volker Bernardi for his support in our CNOSF application, and we are certain that our experience will be helpful to other WFDF members in getting their national Olympic recognition."