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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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics qualification update

Last week’s extremely successful World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships not only crowned our latest world champions but also saw the start of the official qualification process for Sitting Volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. With the finalists from each of the men’s and women’s World Championships qualifying for Tokyo...

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Jonathan Moore selected as World ParaVolley Technical Delegate for Tokyo 2020

World ParaVolley is proud to congratulate our Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Technical Delegate – Mr. Jonathan Moore from Great Britain – on his selection to the position. Mr. Moore was the successful candidate in the lengthy multi-stage selection process, which ran from late September through mid-November.  In previous Games, the...

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World ParaVolley announces call for applications to the position of Technical Delegate for Tokyo 2020

The World ParaVolley Board recently decided to openly advertise the important position of Technical Delegate for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This is a volunteer position that requires a firm commitment of time and energy to represent the interests of World ParaVolley athletes in delivering a quality Sitting Volleyball experience...

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Sitting Volleyball Moments – #19 in IPC Top 50 of 2016!

Once again, Sitting Volleyball has featured in the International Paralympic Committee’s Top 50 list – this time in 2016 with three ‘Moments’ together in one tidy package! USA Women take Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Gold over perennial champions China It was no short journey for the USA Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team...

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R.I.P. Dan Apol – 1972-2016

On behalf of World ParaVolley and with the recent and sudden passing of Daniel Lee Apol, I wish to offer sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I had many an interesting conversation with Dan, be it in a Sitting Volleyball venue or at an airport lounge after an...

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IR Iran are Golden in Rio!

MATCH REPORT – Final Day – Sunday, September 18th IR Iran is back on top of the world as they win GOLD in the Men’s Sitting Volleyball Competition in Rio! Gold medal match – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iran (Men) It was the final match for the men’s tournament and...

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GOLD for USA Women over China at Rio 2016!

MATCH REPORT – Day 9 – Saturday, September 17th USA Golden in match against China! China has won every single gold medal match since women first started playing Sitting Volleyball in the Paralympics in 2004. The USA looked to change that and make history in this Rio 2016 gold medal...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. I R Iran for Gold – Again!

MATCH REPORT – Day 8 – Friday, September 16th It’s a Bosnia and Herzegovina vs I R Iran final in men’s sitting volleyball! For the 5th time in as many Paralympics, Bosnia and Herzegovina will face I R Iran for gold here at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.  Iran has...

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