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.
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
at the 2004 Paralympic Games
the Athens Paralympic Games, Goalball competitions will be held
at the Sports
Pavilion of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.
Competition events will take place within seven days (from 20 to
26 September 2004). Athens will host 12 men’s and 8 women’s