>Paralympic Goalball Tournament

>So starting this Sunday over in Beijing is the Paralympic Goalball tournament. As per usual, there is no sign of any hope that the National networks will pay very much attention to the Paralympics, let alone Goalball. If you have any interest in watching the games (and both Canada’s Mens and womens teams have a shot to medal – same goes for USA) then you can watch it online. For a while now, Bill Teale has done audio commentary for the Audio Network for International tournaments. For the first time there will now be live video streaming to go with this commentary so you can check it out if you have interest in seeing it. I’m actually not positive but I believe the Audio Network will also be showing some of the other Paralympic Sports. The link you go to is.

http://sports.pressakey.net

I am also posting the schedule below. Keep in mind that the game times are in local time in Beijing. Here in the Eastern Time Zone we are exactly 12 hours behind. Therefore a game played at 18:00 in Beijing is at 6:00 here.

For anyone who knows the sport at all – here are the roster for the Canadian Teams.

Men: Jeff Christy (C), Rob Christy (RW), Mario Caron (LW), Brendan Gaulin (C), Dean Kozak (LW/RW) and Bruno Hache (RW)
You may notice that there are 3 players from Quebec and 3 from Ontario. We may need some other provinces to step up soon… The women’s team is spred out a bit better.

Women: Amy Alsop (C), Amy Kneebone (C), Contessa Scott (LW), Annette Lisabeth (RW), Nancy Morin (RW)

Saskatchewan, Ontario, PEI, and Quebec all represented there.

For information on the US team and to read blogs from players on their squads go to www.usgoalball.com

Here’s the competition schedule.

Day 1 7 September (SUN) Session GB01 Start: 09:00 End: 13:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 01 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A LTU vs. BEL10:00-10:45 Game 02 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B SWE vs. BRA11:00-11:45 Game 03 – Women’s Preliminaries CHN vs. BRA12:00-12:45 Game 04 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A DEN vs. ESP13:00-13:45 Game 05 – Women’s Preliminaries CAN vs. SWESession GB02 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 06 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B CAN vs. IRI18:00-18:45 Game 07 – Women’s Preliminaries USA vs. JPN19:00-19:45 Game 08 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A SLO vs. FIN20:00-20:45 Game 09 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B USA vs. CHN21:00-21:45 Game 10 – Women’s Preliminaries DEN vs. GERDay 2 8 September (MON) Session GB03 Start: 09:00 End: 13:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 11 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A FIN vs. LTU10:00-10:45 Game 12 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B CHN vs. SWE11:00-11:45 Game 13 – Women’s Preliminaries USA vs. DEN12:00-12:45 Game 14 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A SLO vs. DEN13:00-13:45 Game 15 – Women’s Preliminaries CHN vs. GERSession GB04 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 16 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B USA vs. CAN18:00-18:45 Game 17 – Women’s Preliminaries BRA vs. CAN19:00-19:45 Game 18 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A BEL vs. ESP20:00-20:45 Game 19 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B BRA vs. IRI21:00-21:45 Game 20 – Women’s Preliminaries SWE vs. JPNDay 3 9 September (TUE) Session GB05 Start: 09:00 End: 13:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 21 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A FIN vs. DEN10:00-10:45 Game 22 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B CHN vs. CAN11:00-11:45 Game 23 – Women’s Preliminaries CAN vs. JPN12:00-12:45 Game 24 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A LTU vs. ESP13:00-13:45 Game 25 – Women’s Preliminaries BRA vs. GERSession GB06 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 26 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B SWE vs. IRI18:00-18:45 Game 27 – Women’s Preliminaries SWE vs. DEN19:00-19:45 Game 28 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A BEL vs. SLO20:00-20:45 Game 29 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B BRA vs. USA21:00-21:45 Game 30 – Women’s Preliminaries CHN vs. USADay 4 10 September (WED) Session GB07 Start: 09:00 End: 13:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 31 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A ESP vs. SLO10:00-10:45 Game 32 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B IRI vs. USA11:00-11:45 Game 33 – Women’s Preliminaries GER vs. CAN12:00-12:45 Game 34 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A FIN vs. BEL13:00-13:45 Game 35 – Women’s Preliminaries JPN vs. DENSession GB08 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 36 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B CHN vs. BRA18:00-18:45 Game 37 – Women’s Preliminaries SWE vs. CHN19:00-19:45 Game 38 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A DEN vs. LTU20:00-20:45 Game 39 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B CAN vs. SWE21:00-21:45 Game 40 – Women’s Preliminaries BRA vs. USADay 5 11 September (THU) Session GB09 Start: 09:00 End: 13:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 41 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A DEN vs. BEL10:00-10:45 Game 42 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B CAN vs. BRA11:00-11:45 Game 43 – Women’s Preliminaries JPN vs. CHN12:00-12:45 Game 44 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A LTU vs. SLO13:00-13:45 Game 45 – Women’s Preliminaries BRA vs. SWESession GB10 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 46 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B SWE vs. USA18:00-18:45 Game 47 – Women’s Preliminaries GER vs. USA19:00-19:45 Game 48 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool A ESP vs. FIN20:00-20:45 Game 49 – Men’s Preliminaries-Pool B IRI vs. CHN21:00-21:45 Game 50 – Women’s Preliminaries CAN vs. DENDay 6 12 September (FRI) Session GB11 Start: 09:00 End: 13:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 51 – Men’s Quarter-final 01 A1 vs. B410:00-10:45 Game 52 – Men’s Quarter-final 02 A3 vs. B211:00-11:45 Game 53 – Men’s Quarter-final 03 A2 vs. B312:00-12:45 Game 54 – Men’s Quarter-final 04 A4 vs. B113:00-13:45 Game 55 – Women’s Preliminaries USA vs. CANSession GB12 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 56 – Women’s Preliminaries DEN vs. CHN18:00-18:45 Game 57 – Women’s Preliminaries JPN vs. BRA19:00-19:45 Game 58 – Women’s Preliminaries GER vs. SWE20:00-20:45 Game 59 – Men’s Classification 11/12 A6 vs. B621:00-21:45 Game 60 – Men’s Classification 9/10 A5 vs. B5Day 7 13 September (SAT) Session GB13 Start: 09:00 End: 12:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 61 – Women’s Preliminaries DEN vs. BRA10:00-10:45 Game 62 – Women’s Preliminaries GER vs. JPN11:00-11:45 Game 63 – Women’s Preliminaries USA vs. SWE12:00-12:45 Game 64 – Women’s Preliminaries CAN vs. CHNSession GB14 Start: 17:00 End: 20:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 65 – Men’s Classification 5-8 Loser of Game 51 vs. Loser of Game 5218:00-18:45 Game 66 – Men’s Classification 5-8 Loser of Game 53 vs. Loser of Game 5419:00-19:45 Game 67 – Men’s Semi-final 01 Winner of Game 51 vs. Winner of Game 5220:00-20:45 Game 68 – Men’s Semi-final 02 Winner of Game 53 vs. Winner of Game 54Day 8 14 September (SUN) Session GB15 Start: 09:00 End: 12:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 09:00-09:45 Game 69 – Women’s Semi-final 01 A2 vs. A310:00-10:45 Game 70 – Women’s Semi-final 02 A1 vs. A411:00-11:45 Game 71 – Men’s Classification 7/8 Loser of Game 65 vs. Loser of Game 6612:00-12:45 Game 72 – Men’s Classification 5/6 Winner of Game 65 vs. Winner of Game 66Session GB16 Start: 17:00 End: 21:45 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 17:00-17:45 Game 73 – Women’s Bronze Medal Match Loser of Game 69 vs. Loser of Game 7018:00-18:45 Game 74 – Men’s Bronze Medal Match Loser of Game 67 vs. Loser of Game 6819:00-19:45 Game 75 – Women’s Gold Medal Match Winner of Game 69 vs. Winner of Game 7020:00-20:45 Game 76 – Men’s Gold Medal Match Winner of Game 67 vs. Winner of Game 6821:00-21:20 Women’s Medal Ceremony 21:25-21:45 Men’s Medal Ceremony

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