Boccia debuted at the 1984 Summer Paralympic Games and has been a fixture at the games ever since.
Boccia is played by persons who have cerebral palsy as well as non-cerebral impairments such as muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and any other neuromuscular impairments which cause weakness in all four limbs (both legs and arms) as well as decreased range of motion and trunk instability. All players compete in a wheelchair.
With our own Americas Regional Championships and Intercontinental Challengers, World Cups, and World Championships – boccia athletes have plenty of opportunities to compete internationally, qualify for the Paralympic Games and hone their skills by playing against skilled players from all over the world in their classification.
Since the end of 2021, Men and Women have competed separately when playing at International World Boccia Sanctioned events. As a whole, there are currently 8 medal events at such championships.