Boccia Sport

Fans of the boccia sport enjoy it for the opportunities for competing in games which are beneficial for people with disabilities which affect their motor skills. That was why it was specially developed for people having cerebral palsy. The name of the sport comes from the Latin word for “boss”. A number of countries feature their national boccia programmes, including Great Britain, Brazil, Thailand, China, Korea, Portugal, etc.

Pastimes and activities like the boccia disabled sport are especially popular as intriguing games for disabled people who wish to improve their motor skills. That is why it is favourite among people with disabilities who like the fascination of games which belong to the family of the petanque and the bowls games.

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People who get attracted to the boccia disabled sport enjoy the vast opportunities the games offer to players to develop their skills such as accuracy and ability for clear thinking and carrying out shots under pressure. The main goal in boccia games is to get the ball closer to a “jack” than the opponent player, in which a lot of technical skills is involved. It can be played by male and female athletes in wheelchairs who compete in individual matches, in pair matches, as well as in team matches. The court on which boccia sport is played is 12.5 m long by 6 m wide, approximately the size of the typical court for badminton games. The balls used in games are made of leather. Their inside is full of plastic granules to prevent boccia balls from bouncing and to make them easy to grip.

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The boccia sport has been a Paralympic sport since 1984, and it is the Paralympic sport that has no Olympics equivalent. The Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association, or CPISRA, is the organisation which governs the sport.