Boccia (/ˈbɒtʃə/ BOCH-ə) is a precision ball sport, simi... -

Boccia (/ˈbɒtʃə/ BOCH-ə) is a precision ball sport, simi...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
Boccia (/ˈbɒtʃə/ BOCH-ə) is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque. The name "boccia" is derived from the Latin word for "boss" – bottia. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with severe physical disabilities. It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other severe disabilities affecting motor skills. In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport, and in 2008 w

Liverpool 2018: 10 reasons to love boccia

International Paralympic Committee - 12 Jul 2018
In one month's time, 190 players from 32 countries will be in Liverpool, Great Britain, for the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) 2018 World Boccia Championships. There are endless reasons why these world-class athletes play the sport ...

One Month To Go | BISFED 2018 Boccia World Championships

International Paralympic Committee - 10 Jul 2018
190 athletes from 33 countries will compete for 7 gold medals over 7 days for the 2018 BISFed Boccia World Championships. Liverpool, Great Britain will host the Championships. For more information about the event visit:

World's best boccia players pass Povoa Open test

International Paralympic Committee - 10 Jul 2018
Two world numbers ones - Greece's Greg Polychronidis and Great Britain's David Smith - will head into August's Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) World Championships full of confidence after victories at the World Open that finished on ...

National boccia tournament to bring 94 athletes to Naperville

Chicago Tribune - 25 Jun 2018
More than 90 boccia athletes from around the country will descend on Naperville Park District's Fort Hill Activity Center this week for four days of competition in the USA Boccia National Tournament. Boccia is an indoor Paralympic sport played on a ...

Liverpool 2018: Evie Edwards buzzing for boccia Worlds

International Paralympic Committee - 28 Jun 2018
Evie Edwards is one of the great British hopes for home glory at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in Liverpool. She is part of the No. 2 world ranked BC4 pairs team, along with Stephen McGuire and Louis Saunders. Together, they will be a ...

Povoa last test before boccia Worlds

International Paralympic Committee - 30 Jun 2018
Many of the world's best boccia players are in Povoa, Portugal, for the BISFed 2018 Boccia World Open, which begins on Monday (2 July); the last major event before August's World Championships. Ninety-five athletes from 20 countries are set to compete, ...

Sporting success for team Phoenix Fire at national Boccia finals

Epilepsy Society - 06 Jul 2018
'Phoenix Fire' and 'Phoenix Flames' train every Wednesday evening at Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre- this year Phoenix Fire won the south east regional league, earning them a place in the Boccia National finals on 30th June. With thrilling wins ...

Stephen McGuire confident ahead of Boccia Worlds

International Paralympic Committee - 21 Jun 2018
Great Britain's Stephen McGuire is confident his home team can top the medals table at August's 2018 Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) World Boccia Championships, in Liverpool. Around 190 athletes from 33 countries are set to compete in ...

USA Boccia Nationals coming to Naperville June 28-July 1

Positively Naperville - 23 Jun 2018
Above / In 2017, the USA Boccia tournament was held in the gymnasium at Fort Hill Activity Center. When USA Boccia Nationals return to Naperville June 28-July 1, gymnasiums at the center will close for the event. The 2018 USA Boccia National Tournament ...

Local boccia players prepare for national competition in Illinois - 26 Jun 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A group of local athletes are very close to bringing a few national championships home, right here in the Triangle. Deja, Karen and Katie are some of the top boccia players in the entire nation and they will travel to Illinois ...

Smith headlines field for Boccia World Open in Povoa (blog) - 01 Jul 2018
The world's best boccia players have descended on Povoa in Portugal for the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) World Open, starting tomorrow. Ninety-five athletes from 20 countries are set to compete in what is the last major tournament ...

Local Paralympian wins UK Boccia Championship

Larne Times - 05 Jul 2018
Both girls played outstanding Boccia over the weekend with Robyn securing a 4th place finish and Hannah securing a 7th place finish. Disability Sport NI's Boccia Performance Programme is supported by Sport NI's National Lottery-funded Sporting Winners ...

Boccia says no to 'fiscal peace' (3)

ANSA - 26 Jun 2018
(ANSA) - Milan, June 26 - The head of industrial employers' group Confindustria, Vincenzo Boccia, on Tuesday rejected the government's plan for a 'fiscal peace' unpaid-tax amnesty. He said that "scrubbing tax arrears creates an atmosphere where dodgers ...

Can't see benefit in CETA - Centinaio

ANSA - 16 Jul 2018
(ANSA) - Brussels, July 16 - Farm Minister Gian Marco Centinaio said Monday the government could not see any benefit from the CETA free-trade deal between Canada and the EU which it has vowed to block. "As of today no one is telling us in a concrete ...

Varata la nuova segreteria del Pd: entrano Cuperlo e Boccia - AGI

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - 13 Jul 2018
E' stata varata la nuova segreteria nazionale del Partito democratico che sarà coordinata da Matteo Mauri. Le novità sono costituite dall'ingresso di Gianni Cuperlo, Francesco Boccia e Marina Sereni. Ecco come è composta: Pietro Barbieri, già Portavoce ...

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