What's it all about?
Have you ever heard of a sport that was invented for injured soldiers returning from the war? All the athletes wear eyeshades, the ball has bells in it and players can only see by sound and touch! We’re talking goalball and you should definitely check out a match!
How it's played
Things to watch for
- Athletes know where they are by touching the raised lines on the court.
- The raised lines are made of tape placed over cords.
- The ball has eight holes in it.
- The holes help the sound of the bells inside get louder when the ball is bounced or rolled.
- The balls can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometres an hour — that's really fast!
- Players actually throw their bodies in front of them to stop the balls from getting into the net.