Extractions: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Goalball logo of the 2008 Summer Paralympics Goalball at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in the Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium from September 7 to September 14. The competition consisted of men's and women's team events, and what had been billed as one of the most open tournaments certainly lived up to expectations. In the women's gold medal game, the lead changed hands five times, with the USA outlasting China by a score of 6-5, with never more than one goal in it. The winning goal came from Asya Miller with less than a minute to go. The gold medal in the men's game was even more dramatic. Lithuania, the current world champions, took advantage of a clutch of penalties in the first half to jump ahead of China by 6 goals to 2 at the half, and looked to be holding on despite a steady comeback. With only 50 seconds on the clock, the Chinese were two goals behind (6-8) but managed to overturn the deficit with three goals in 30 seconds to take the gold 9-8, sending the packed BIT Gymnasium into rapture. Event Gold Silver Bronze Men China (CHN)
Extractions: So What IS Goalball, You May Ask? Goalball is a highly competitive sport played three-against-three, indoors on a gym floorprimarily by blind and visually impaired athletes. It's played from the local school-gym level on up to the Paralympic, 'Team USA' level Internationally. Games are usually quite competitive and exciting to watcheven on a local level. There are two teams playing against eachother, with one on each end of the 60x40 foot court. All players are blindfolded to make the game fair. This is due to varying levels of sight among players. Some are legally-blind, some are totally blind. The blindfolds ensure equality among players. The object is to roll a three-pound Goalball, which is sort of like a heavy basketball, past the opposing team without them stopping it. It's their job to block that ball at all costs. Now you may be asking yourself, "how do the players keep track of the ball if they're blind?" The ball has bells in itsounding a lot like Christmas "jingle bells"that allow the players to listen for it. When they hear the ball coming towards their end of the court, they dive, usually head-first, towards it hoping to block it with their body and stop it. They often slide back and forth on the floor, using their bodies to block the oncoming ball. If all three players miss the ball and it goes past them or over them and then over the back line, it is considered a goal. The team with the most goals at the end of two 10-minute halves, wins the game. There are usually several games in a typical tournament.
Goalball goalball is a fastpaced Paralympic sport developed uniquely for blind and visually impaired athletes. There are three positions on the court during play - a centre and two http://www.asrab.ab.ca/goalball.htm
Extractions: Goalball is a fast-paced Paralympic sport developed uniquely for blind and visually impaired athletes. There are three positions on the court during play - a centre and two wingers - who are positioned in front of a goal measuring 9 meters (approximately 30 feet) in width. Players wear goggles that are blacked out to eliminate any light, allowing athletes with all degrees of visual acuity to play equally. Players rely on their sense of hearing and touch to track the ball on the court (similar to volleyball) and contain bells. The object is to roll the ball past the defending team, who attempt to block the ball before it enters the goal. Competitive opportunities may include: Tournaments, Canadian Championships, World Championships, and Paralympic Games. (The Rules of the Game) ASRAB would be happy to arrange a Goalball demonstration for your school or association. Please call the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind office at (403)262-5332 or further information. Click HERE to watch a video about Goalball on the Paralympic Sport TV Website!
Junior Orange Sports Ability Games Contacts and overview of an international youth competition in sailing, swimming, goalball and track and field. http://www.jrorangebowl.com/Events-index-id-18-g_id-18.html
Goalball goalball is an exclusively Paralympic sport. It is a team sport in which only blind athletes and athletes with vision impairment can participate. http://www.tswaa.com/goalball.htm
Extractions: Goalball 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. Goalball 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. Home Wheelchair Tennis Wheelchair Rugby Fencing ... Judo Goalball Football 5-a-side Equestrian Cycling Boccia ... Athletics This site was last updated
Extractions: Hvis du dyrkede idræt før du blev blind eller svagtseende, har du måske lyst til at fortsætte med, at dyrke idræt/motion? Det kan du i Blinde og Svagsynedes Idrætsforening (BSI)! Uanset om du har været synshandicappet i længere eller kortere tid skal du være så hjerteligt velkommen i vores klub! Vi har i BSI 3 idrætsgrene at tilbyde synshandicappede fra Storkøbenhavn og fra hele sjælland! Vi træner Goalball og gymnastik på Instituttet for Blinde og Svagsynede, Rymarksvej 1, 2900 Hellerup. Elektronskydning trænes i DGI byen i København. Vores idrætsmæssige formål: Om vi kan lide det eller ej, er det et faktum for de fleste af os der er synshandicappede, at vi i vores dagligdag bevæger os mindre end seende mennesker. Derfor mener vi i BSI, at det er meget vigtigt, at man har en ugentlig mulighed for at holde sin fysik ved lige! Når du som synshandicappet dyrker idræt/motion, får du stimuleret mange af de samme reaktionsevner og reflekser, som du bruger i din almindelige hverdag: koncentrationsevnen du skal bruge når du sigter med luftriffelen til Elektronskydning, reaktionsevnen når du til Goalball meget hurtigt skal redde et skud fra modstanderholdet, bevægelsesfriheden/muligheden når du til gymnastik skal udføre øvelser på et frit areal, er alt sammen noget der gør din dagligdag som synshandicappet nemmere. Vores sociale formål: For alle idrætsgrene, både indenfor rask-idrætten og handicapidræt, gælder det, at det sociale samvær og kammeratskab har en stor og afgørende betydning.!
Home | London Goalball Club Welcome to London goalball Club's website! London goalball Club was established on 1st December 2003 with the help of London Sports Forum (LSF). http://londongoalball.org/
Extractions: Skip navigation Accessibility Site map Contact ... Polls Search: Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 23:49 Welcome to London Goalball Club's website! London Goalball Club was established on 1st December 2003 with the help of London Sports Forum (LSF). We started playing in British Blind Sport's Goalball league in 2004. Our aims: Membership of London Goalball Club is open to all visually impaired persons, their families and friends. If you are curious about the game and would like to 'have-a-go', please contact us either by phone or e-mail and you will be invited to join us at one of our regular training sessions.
Canadian Blind Sports Association CBSA governs goalball in Canada and advocates within the sport system for Canadians who are blind/visually impaired http://www.canadianblindsports.ca/eng/goalball/index.htm
Extractions: Navigation listing Home About CBSA Board Policies ... Archives Goalball is a Paralympic Sport played exclusively by athletes who are blind or visually impaired. Goalball teams consist of 6 members, with only 3 playing at a time. There are three positions: center, right wing, and left wing. Some players can play multiple positions effectively. Teams often switch positions during play to confuse the opposition. The game is played on a court measuring 9 X 18 m (same size as volleyball), with goals at either end spanning the entire 9 meter back-line. All players must wear opaque eyeshades at all times so everyone is on an even playing field, and cannot see anything regardless of their degree of visual impairment. At the National and Paralympic levels shots can exceed 60 km/h, considering the court is only 18 meters long, the defense does not have much time to react. Top-tier Goalball players can also throw curve shots, bouncing shots, and spin shots so even if the defense gets into position for where they think the ball will be, often it goes around or over the defender and into the net. Games consist of two 10 minute halves with a 3 minute break at half time. Whoever scores the most goals wins, if there is a tie it will go on to sudden-death overtime, followed by penalty shots.
Goalball - Vision Issues A fun and fascinating game played by blind and visually impaired people all over the world. goalball - Vision Issues is a personally written site at BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28157.asp
Extractions: The gym grows quiet. The crowd waits expectantly. All of a sudden, one of the three players at one end of the court fires a ball at the opposing team. The "receiving" team hurl their bodies onto the floor in diving attempts to block the ball. A team member grabs the ball and half-rolls, half-throws it back at the other team. Down go the players on the first team, but the ball whizzes by and scores a point. The game is goalball, and it is both a fun game and a Paraolympic sport played by blind and visually impaired athletes all over the world. The game is based on simple rules: Roll or throw the ball so that it doesn't go too high or stray too far to the left or right, and get it past the opposing team to score points.
Extractions: The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games September 6-17, 2008 Competition rules Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutes on each team. The game is conducted on the floor of a gymnasium within a rectangular court, which is divided into two halves by a centre line.
Goalball UK This is a mySportSite sports website. Channel 4 Paralympic Series. Channel 4 are filming a weekly series in the run up to The Paralympics. http://www.goalballuk.com/index.php?p=custom2
British Blind Sport :: Sports :: Sports :: Goalball goalball was established to help rehabilitate blinded war veterans by Austrian, Hanz Lorenzen and German, Sepp Reindle in 1946. It was introduced to the world at the 1976 http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/index.php?id=60
Winning At Goalball | Deseret News Oct 29, 2010 After five games in two days, Fernando Caba a and his goalball team celebrated their victory. It's the first time we have had a championship of its kind in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705362291/Winning-at-goalball.html
Extractions: Weather Traffic Site Web: powered by YAHOO! SEARCH Published: Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 5:30 a.m. MDT By Cecilia Skinner, comments E-MAIL PRINT Click to enlarge Brian Nicholson, El Observador de Utah Fernando CabaÃ‘a and his teammates celebrate after a victory during a goalball tournament. "It's the first time we have had a championship of its kind in Utah, so we have the opportunity to play close to home," said Tony Jepson, executive director of Utah Foundation for the Blind. "I am very excited for this accomplishment," Fernando said. "We worked very hard for it. We still need to work individually and as a team, but we are getting there." Read the complete story on MormonTimes.com. DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments. About Comments Add your comment Recommended in LDS newsline Story Mormon Media Observer: Media...
Goalball goalball CurryGuide topic goalball is a team sport designed for blind athletes. It was devised by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria), and Sepp Reindle (Germany), in 1946 in an effort to help http://www.curryguide.com/topic/1113/Goalball
Goalball Fanclub FAQ. Q What IS goalball? A goalball is a highly competitive sport played threeagainst-three, indoors on a gym floorprimarily by blind and visually impaired athletes. http://www.goalball.biz/faq.html
Extractions: Now you may be asking yourself, "how do the players keep track of the ball if they're blind?" The ball has bells in it... sounding a lot like Christmas "jingle bells..." that allow the players to listen for it. When they hear the ball coming towards their end of the court, they dive, usually head-first, towards it hoping to block it with their body and stop it. If all three players miss the ball and it goes past the back line, it is considered a goal. The team with the most goals wins the game.
Torball Club Informazioni di base sulla societ di Vercelli. http://www.torballclubvc.it/
Extractions: Torball is a ball game, developed in the 1970's for blind and visually impaired people. Torball is an intensive team sport for blind and visually handycapped persons. The game suits men and women of all ages. There are lots of facilities in this game for rehabilitation activities as well as leisure, school and top level sport. Torball is played on a rectangular court of 16 m in length and 7 m in width. On the court are six players from two teams, i.e. three players per team. A goal is erected at either end of the rectangular court. The game is played with a bell ball, wich must be thrown underneath three cords tightened across the court. The object of the game is for each team to throw the ball across the opponent´s goal line while the other team attemps to prevent this from happening. Then, the former defending team takes on the attacking play and former attackers in turn defend their goal. A particularity of the game is the ball, wich weights only 500 grams and is pumped up with air. Its qualities allow to play very tricky and fast. Torball demands for the ability of concentration and reaction by the players. Torball has got what it takes to spread even further and become a paralympic sport. Torball is a speedy and dynamic game. It is enormously popular specially in countries in Central Europe and in Latin America. Thus it is also played on the other Continents, Asia, African and Oceania. Torball is presumedly played in about 30 countries by almost 1'200 persons.
TORBALL - Bolzano Bolzano I risultati di serie A e serie B dei tornei di sport per nonvedenti. Regolamento, i gruppi sportivi in Europa. http://freeweb.dnet.it/torball/