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Boccia (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 15:22 BJT

Boccia was introduced to the Paralympic programme at the New York and Stoke Mandeville 1984 Games. Today the sport is currently played competitively in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Boccia is a target sport that tests muscle control and accuracy, demanding extreme skill and concentration at the highest level.

Believed to have Ancient Greek origins, Boccia is a tough test of nerve, tactics and skill. Played on a rectangular court by individuals, pairs and teams, the sport offers both tension and excitement, as athletes aim to land balls close to a target ball, across a series of demanding ends. The sport is similar to boules or petanque.

Competition dates

2 – 8 September

Competition venue

ExCeL

Number of competitors: 104

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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