Tokyo Paralympic Games: Canada women’s goalball team holds advance training camp in Sapporo

Athletes from the Canada women’s team are welcomed by hotel staff as they arrive in Sapporo

The Canada women’s goalball team arrived in Sapporo – the host town of their advance training camp – on August 11, ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Athletes will base their training around the Minami-ku Gymnasium, to prepare before the competition begins.

The city of Sapporo, which is designated by the government as a ‘symbiotic society host town’ will host the Canada women’s and Ukraine men’s goalball teams, a sport in which blindfolded athletes attempt to roll a ball that contains a bell, into the opponent’s goal.

Approximately 20 hotel employees and city officials clapped and welcomed the athletes with a banner as the team bus arrived at the hotel in Sapporo. The team’s representative, Amy Burk (31) offered greetings, saying “In the period between arriving in Tokyo and now, we have received superb hospitality, and are extremely grateful.”


Minami-ku Gymnasium