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Goalball – not for the sighted
2 men with blindfolds kneel on an indoor court in front of a large netGoalball, originally created to help visually impaired veterans with rehabilitation, is gaining in popularity and heading to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. A team sport, players try to keep the ball that has bells embedded out of their net.
 
The game has gained in popularity since its inception in the 1940s becoming a Paralympic event, first as a demonstration event in 1976 and then as an official event in 1980.
 
Read more about the sport and how it’s gaining in popularity before the next Paralympics.  
 
What Paralympic events are you looking forward to following? Share in the comment section.
 
In Goalball – An Intense, Fast-Growing Sport – Being Visually Impaired Is An Advantage

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