Goalball

Brazil defeat hosts Finland to claim first goalball world title

By Gary Anderson

Brazil's men have been crowned goalball world champions for the first time in Espoo ©Getty Images Brazil secured their first men's Goalball World Championships title after an impressive 9-1 win over hosts and reigning Paralympic champions Finland in Espoo, while the United States took the women's crown with a 3-0 victory over Russia.

Hosts Finland aiming for gold at IBSA Goalball World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Hosts Finland are aiming for gold at the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships ©Getty ImagesFinland's men are aiming for gold on home turf as the nation prepares to host this year's International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball World Championships in Espoo.

Spain take goalball title in Slovenia as preparations continue for 2014 World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Spain has won the Izola Goalball tournament in Slovenia as the team readies itself for the 2014 Goalball World Championships ©Getty ImagesEuropean silver medallists Spain have won the Izola Goalball tournament in Slovenia as they gear up for the 2014 World Championships in Espoo, Finland next month.

Lithuanian goalballers continue fine form with win at Parantee Championships

By Gary Anderson

The IBSA Parantee Championships in Belgium saw Lithuania emerge with their second consecutive tournament vitory ©AFP/Getty ImagesEuropean champions Lithuania continued their fine recent form as they secured a second consecutive title with victory at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Parantee Championships in Blaankenberge, Belgium.

Goalball UK "surprised and disappointed" after funding appeal rejected

By Paul Osborne

Goalball UK say they are "surprised and disappointed" over UK Sports decision to reject their funding appeal ©Goalball UKMarch 20 - Goalball UK has claimed it is "surprised and disappointed" at UK Sports decision to reject their appeal to stop funding the GB women's team as the elite funding body's announcement continues to sink in across the country.

Goalball UK set to appeal funding cut

By Paul Osborne

Goalball UK has said it will appeal UK Sport's decision to withdraw its Olympic funding ©Getty ImagesFebruary 21 - Goalball UK has announced that it will appeal UK Sport's decision to withdraw the funding for the women's goalball team following its Annual Investment Review earlier this month.

Goalball UK chief "disappointed" by UK Sport funding snub

By Paul Osborne

Mike Reilly, Goalball UK chief executive, has expressed his disappointment at UK Sport's decision to cut the sport's funding ©Getty ImagesFebruary 5 - Mike Reilly, chief executive of Goalball UK, has admitted he has been left "disappointed" by UK Sport's decision to withdraw the £1 million ($1.6 million/€1.2 million) worth of funding for the Paralympic discipline in the nation.

IBSA holds official draw for 2014 Goalball World Championships

By Emily Goddard

The pools have been announced for 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships in Finland ©IBSADecember 12 - The draw for the 2014 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball World Championships has taken place in Helsinki, launching the official countdown to the showpiece event, set to take place in the Finnish city of Espoo.

Algeria cement continental dominance with crushing win at African Goalball Championships

By Nick Butler

After representing the continent at London 2012, Algeria have underlined their domination of African goalball ©Getty ImagesDecember 8 - Algeria swept aside Egypt in the final of the African Goalball Championships in Nairobi to underline their status as the leading team in the continent.
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