Yesterday, IBSA Goalball published a statement regarding alleged cheating at this year’s world championships.
According to IBSA Goalball, they were made aware during the competition that some players were lifting their eye masks to get a view of court. Part of their statement says, “IBSA Goalball wishes to be very clear in saying that this is something that we will not tolerate. We view this is a very serious issue and we are reviewing the rules to make the punishment very severe and easier to police.”
The investigation is ongoing and actions are being taken to address the situation.
Goalball is a sport for people with vision impairments who are classified as B1, B2 or B3. To insure fairness on the court because of differences in vision, all players are required to wear blackout eyemasks.