Know your facts:
- Boccee has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1991
- Unified Sports? Yes
- Estimated number of athletes participating: 247 athletes + 50 Unified partners
Bocce is the Italian version of the well-known French ball game boules. It works like this: each team has four balls, which the team members throw on the ground as close as possible to a smaller setting ball, known as the pallino, or shoot the opposing balls away from the pallino.
We have five disciplines:
- Team (four people)
- Unified Doubles
- Unified Team (four people)
By the way:
There is evidence that bocce was played as early as 264 B.C. in Rome.