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05/23/13

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Goalball

Goalball is an exclusively Paralympic sport. It is a team sport in which only blind athletes and athletes with vision impairment can participate. It requires technical skills, strength, speed, quick reflexes, team spirit, flexibility and orientation skills. At a recreational level, however, everyone can play Goalball, regardless of age, physical fitness or visual restrictions.

Picture from a men's goalball game between England and Finland at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. © AllsportGoalball is conducted in an indoor Volleyball court. It is played by both men and women athletes. Each team consists of three players with a maximum of three substitutes. The objective of the game is for each team to roll the ball, with their hands to the opposite side and score a goal, while the opposing players try to block the ball with any part of their body. The winner is the team that scores the most goals. A game is played in two halves of 10 minutes each.

 

  

 
     

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