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

Indonesia 2018: Spotlight on boccia

International Paralympic Committee - 18 Sep 2018
The boccia competition at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games comes hot on the heels of the 2018 Boccia World Championships that took place in Liverpool, Great Britain in August. The dominant team there were Thailand, who topped the medals table ...

Boccia making a comeback

The Sudbury Star - 27 Aug 2018
In boccia ball — a modified version of bocce —the athletes line up side by side and there are two coloured balls for each team or individual. The balls are always blue and red and the aim of the game is to try and get your coloured ball closest to ...

Fresh boccia start at Poznan Regional

International Paralympic Committee - 06 Sep 2018
Athletes looking to build off their performances at last month's World Championships are back in action at the 2018 Poznan Boccia Regional Open, which begin Friday (7 September) in Poland. The competition welcomes 73 athletes from 11 countries, with ...

Boccia player Polychronidis wins IPC Allianz Award for August - 12 Sep 2018
Polychronidis won double gold at the 2018 Boccia World Championships in Liverpool. The Greek overcame the Paralympic champion Howon Jeong of South Korea to win the individual BC3 title in the English city. He fought back from behind to win 6-5 and ...

David crowned world boccia champion

Haslemere Herald - 26 Aug 2018
DAVID Smith, a Treloar patron and Paralympic alumni, has been crowned BC1 world boccia champion in Liverpool. The world number one stole the show to take an emphatic victory on home courts, overcoming China's Kai Sun 7-2 in the final to win his third ...

Blackpool Boccia Club's trophy triumph on world stage

Blackpool Gazette - 04 Sep 2018
Blackpool Boccia Club is celebrating winning gold at a world cup event in Liverpool. The club, which meets every Tuesday in the Blackpool Sport Centre at Stanley Park, entered two teams in the tournament, finishing first and third.

Bermuda Boccia Players Current World Rankings

Bernews - 05 Sep 2018
All but one category saw changes to the top five ranked players as the Boccia International Sports Federation released their new world rankings following the 2018 World Championships in Liverpool. Steve Wilson is ranked 39th in the World in the BC 4 ...

Boccia rankings released after 2018 World Championships (blog) - 03 Sep 2018
Hong Kong's BC4 pairs team defeated Germany 7-1 to claim the bronze medal and now move up to second in the world rankings ©2018 World Boccia/Twitter. In the individual BC3 event, there are no changes to the top two positions but Australian Daniel ...

Thanet Thunderers perform well at boccia open tournament

The Isle of Thanet News - 11 Sep 2018
On Sunday five members of Thanet's recently founded boccia team, Thanet Thunderers -led by Boccia England officials Terry Fearn and Jackie Potts – took part in its first open tournament. The event was held at the Medway Park Sports Centre in Gillingham ...

'UK Sport funding allows me to compete at Paralympic level'

The Guardian - 25 Aug 2018
My brother, Scott (also a Paralympian), and I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy and both play boccia, a target sport with the aim of getting more of your coloured balls closer to a white ball, the jack, than your opponent. It's similar to bowls and ...

Aile Sosyal Politikalar Boccia Kulübü kuruldu

Özgür Kocaeli - 20 Sep 2018
TÜRKİYE'DE BİR İLK. Aynı zamanda Boccia Türkiye Boccia Milli takımında da forma giyen Yavuz Acar'ın teknik direktörlüğünü yaptığı ASP Boccia Kulübü kadrosunu oluşturdu, çalışmalarına start verdi. Çalışmalarını Kartepe'de bulunan Hergeleci İbrahim ...

La Bce boccia il piano Carige

Milano Finanza - 19 Sep 2018
La Bce ha bocciato il piano di conservazione del capitale presentato da Carige e ne chiede uno nuovo entro fine novembre, che contenga l'ipotesi di una fusione. Lo comunica la banca ligure, sottolineando che il cda "ha preso atto della decisione ...

Amici 2018: la conduttrice del day time sarà Lorella Boccia

Fidelity News - 20 Sep 2018
I preparativi per la prossima edizione di Amici, la trasmissione di Canale 5 condotta da Maria De Filippi, stanno andando avanti. In questo periodo si è parlato molto del daytime del programma che va in onda su Real Time. Una delle novità di questa ...

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