A Sport For The Blind: U.S. Women’s Team To Defend Its Goalball Title In Rio

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Asya Miller of Portland throws for Team USA at the 2015 Parapan Games in Toronto. (Richard Bittles/USOC)
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Fresh from the Olympic Games, Brazil now hosts the Paralympic Games.

The U.S. is sending its largest team ever to the Paralympics. Nearly 290 athletes are there to compete in sports such as wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball — and goalball.

Tom Banse of Here & Now contributor Northwest News Network reports from Portland, Oregon about the sport, which is designed specifically for people with limited or no eyesight.

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Tom Banse, regional correspondent for Northwest News Network. He tweets @TomBanse.

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