The Sports 

Each relay day concludes with an End of Day Celebration, and on November 30,2011, Brantford is host to the celebration of the end of the 99th day of the Many in Motion Tour.

One part of this is a celebration of sport - here's a description of the sports we're going to showcase during Brantford's End of Day Celebration.

Wheelchair Basketball – Fast Facts

  • Sport began in 1940s
  • The first Wheelchair World Basketball Championship was held in Bruges, Belgium, 1973
    Since then, the sport has grown to see tremendous competition on the international level with various world-class tournaments, including: Summer Paralympics, World Championships and the European Championship
  • The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation estimates that over 100,000 people play wheelchair basketball throughout the world each year
  • For sport rules and regulations, please go to the Related Links section of this website, click on the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation link

Goalball – Fast Facts

  • Sport began in 1940s
  • Developed as a team sport for the blind, the sport’s first appearance on the world stage was as a demonstration event at the 1976 Summer Paralympics in Toronto, ON and became an a full part of the Paralympics in 1980
  • Goalball is governed by the International Blind Sports Federation, which is responsible for a total of 15 sports for the blind and partially sighted
  • For sport rules and regulations, please go to the Related Links section of this website, click on the International Blind Sports Federation link

Sledge Hockey – Fast Facts

  • Sport began in 1960s in Stockholm, Sweden at a rehabilitation centre
  • Designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play ice hockey, the sport became an official event in the Paralympic Games in 1994
  • Today, the sport is played in roughly 15 countries and has risen to become one of the most popular events at the Paralypmic Games
  • For sport rules and regulations, please go to the Related Links section of this website, click on the Paralympic Games link