Goalball Paralympic test event set for Rio

The Rio 2016 Goalball Test Event will take place in the Future Arena from 4-5 May 2016. 03 May 2016
Goalball at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games

Goalball at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games

ⒸJon Blacker for the IPC

The world’s four best men’s goalball teams – world champions Brazil, reigning Paralympic champions Finland, the USA and Lithuania – will contest the Rio 2016 Goalball Test Event which takes place between 4 and 5 May.

The Future Arena will host all the games and the top four finishers at the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships will play in a single round robin format, with the two best advancing to the final.

These four teams will then be joined by Sweden and Turkey for the Rio Open Tournament on 6 May, which will provide another useful preparation for September’s Games.

In addition, the draw for the Paralympic Games goalball events will be held on 4 May, in the presence of Jannie Hammershoi, President of IBSA.

At Rio 2016, Brazil, Finland, US, Algeria, Canada, China, Turkey, Lithuania, Sweden and Germany will take part in the men’s event, whilst the USA, Russia, Turkey, Algeria, Canada, Japan, Ukraine, Israel, China and Brazil will compete in the women’s event.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.