IPC Weekly update on COVID-19 – April 2, 2020

The purpose of this update is to keep everyone within the Paralympic Movement informed of the latest developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to the Paralympic Games and Para sport. This week the new dates for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games were confirmed. Undertaking such a wide-ranging...

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics set for August 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to take place between 24 August and 5 September 2021. The dates were confirmed on Monday (30 March) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). This decision was taken under...

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Danielle Ellis voted February’s Allianz Athlete of the Month

Canada’s sitting volleyball player Danielle Ellis has been selected as February’s Allianz Athlete of the Month after leading the campaign to claim the final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic bid at the World ParaVolley qualifier in Halifax, Canada. Ellis was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player with a tournament high 47 kills,...

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Information for Para athletes and IPC members regarding coronavirus

With multiple sport events being cancelled or postponed in recent weeks the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published a guide for athletes, National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the Paralympic Movement. First and foremost, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are going ahead...

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Schedule released for Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament

(all times AST – Atlantic Standard Time – GMT-04:00) Volleyball Canada has released the schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament, taking place February 26 to 29, 2020, in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Canada Games Centre. The tournament is the final opportunity for the women’s teams...

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Paris 2024 seeks Volleyball Sport Manager

The Paris 2024 Organising Committee has launched the recruitment process for the Volleyball Sport Manager at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The intention is to identify the requisite Sport Manager by the spring of this year, in order for the manager to have the opportunity to attend the...

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Sitting volleyball takes centrestage in FIVB Women’s Club World Championship

Shaoxing, China, December 1, 2019 – Fans were treated to some sitting volleyball action when the Chinese women’s national team, which took silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games, played in a demonstration match ahead of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship at the Shaoxing Olympic Sports Centre. ParaVolley...

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UPDATE – Tokyo 2020 Qualification Regulations

The IPC has released a major update to the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Regulations.  There is an important update in the Sitting Volleyball section (pages 129-132). https://www.paralympic.org/tokyo-2020/qualification-criteria The change is the following: “Athlete Eligibility To be eligible for selection by an NPC, athletes must: have played in at least one international,...

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