IPC President calls for more empowerment and respect to people with a disability

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons has called on institutions around the world to do more to empower and respect the human rights of persons with a disability. Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Human Rights Council Social Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, to mark the...

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Two year anniversary – Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Gold for Iran men at Rio 2016

Just like the women’s final the day before, it was packed house at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 for the men’s Sitting Volleyball gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Olympic Games between Iran and Bosnia & Herzegovina. It was the final match for the men’s tournament and Iran and Bosnia...

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Two year anniversary – Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Gold for USA Women at Rio 2016

The atmosphere was incredible, the play outstanding and a new Paralympic champion beckoned. Two years ago on this day, the top two Sitting Volleyball women’s teams in the world battled it out for Paralympic honours in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Olympic Games. China has won...

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Paris 2024 – Sitting Volleyball remains in contention for Paralympic sports programme

Sitting Volleyball is one of 23 sports confirmed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board on Thursday to have progressed to the next stage of assessment for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Paralympic sport programme. After a thorough review of applications from 28 sports for inclusion in Paris 2024,...

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Tokyo 2020 Volunteers – Your chance to be involved with Sitting Volleyball

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced on Wednesday that it will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteer programme from 26 September 2018. Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition...

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Tokyo 2020 – Sitting Volleyball one of 16 disciplines to be broadcast live

Sitting Volleyball will be one of a record 16 disciplines from 14 sports, which will be available for Rights Holding Broadcasters to show live from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed. In addition to live coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sitting Volleyball,...

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Japan target Sitting Volleyball success at Tokyo 2020 – Saito

Following a 10th place finish at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands last month, the Japanese women’s team have identified key areas of improvement to focus on ahead of their home Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. Story courtesy of Paralympic.org Japan failed to reach the World Championship...

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Mehrzadselakjani targets more success at Tokyo 2020 after Worlds win

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani has not stopped winning since joining the Iranian men’s Sitting Volleyball team in 2016. The 30-year-old was fundamental in his country’s success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Super 6 and, most recently, the 2018 World Championships in the Netherlands last month. Story courtesy of Paralympic.org Despite extending...

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Mehrzadselakjani named International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month for July

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani’s star continues to shine bright after being named the International Paralympic Committee Allianz Athlete of the Month for July after his spectacular performance in Iran’s gold medal victory at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Men’s World Championship in the Netherlands last month. At 2.46m tall, Mehrzadselakjani was...

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Event Programme for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Finalised

The full event programme of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was confirmed on Monday including the Sitting Volleyball competitions for women and men. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature up to 4,400 athletes contesting 540 medal events across 22 sports. Full story here: https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/notice/20180806-02.html

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