Goalball was invented in 1946 by an Austrian Hanz Lorenzen and a German, Sett Reindle. It is a unique team sport for the visually impaired, played by 2 teams of 3 players.
All players are blind-folded to enable blind, visually impaired and sighted athletes to compete together.
The game is of 14 minutes duration (playing time) divided into 2 x 7 minute halves.
The ball used (which is called a goalball), weighs 1.25 kg and contains noise bells.
The object of the game is to roll the ball over the opponent's goal line using a bowling action.
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Includes history, rules, how to play, results, organizations, links, and news.
GoalBall International Fanclub
Information about the rules, history and background for this sport, a guide on how to start playing, and discussion forum.
Governing body for the sport within the United Kingdom. Includes development plan, events calendar, mailing lists, and contacts. Features text only and graphic versions of site.
Features history and background for this Paralympic sport, including resources to start playing, start a team, or funding Goalball efforts. Discussion forum, links and contacts are provided.
Brief history of the sport, information about rules, and penalties.