Riviera Beach Games 2011 - Sport
Tchoukball (pronounced ciukbol) is a team sport that was created in Switzerland in the ‘60s by the Swiss biologist Hermann Brandt. Tchoukball is played by two teams of 9 or 7 players with a ball similar to handball and two special rebound frames placed at the ends of the court.
Beach volleyball came about as a variation of the game of volleyball and is now to all intents and purposes an Olympic sports as this game of simple recreation on the beach has evolved to become a professional sport in a number of countries around the world. This version is not played indoors on hard surfaces, but rather on sand courts.
Calcio balilla is a game that was invented by the Galician (Spanish) Alejandro Finisterre and which simulates a soccer game on a table in which the players move the small footballers (called men or little men) on rods inserted through the side panels of a special table trying to hit a ball and push it into the opposing goal.