Sitting Volleyball Challenge in Japan hits the mark

Chiba City, Japan (Reuters) – Sitting volleyball could be one of the most thrilling and loudest of the Paralympic disciplines at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Games if events during the Sitting Volleyball Challenge tournament in Chiba on Friday are anything to go by. In front of a raucous crowd of...

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#500DaysToGo: Tokyo Organising Committee reveals Paralympic Pictograms

With just 500 days before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Organising Committee of the Paralympic Games has revealed the official pictograms for all 23 sporting events, including sitting volleyball. The 2020 Games aims to promote “Innovation from Harmony,” and the pictograms were designed to stay true to this promise....

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Worldwide participation and reach key to Paris 2024 Sitting Volleyball inclusion

Sitting Volleyball’s inclusion in the sports program for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games was down to the “worldwide participation and reach of Sitting Volleyball, which is something that the World ParaVolley Membership plans and delivers at the national level,” World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM said. Photo: World ParaVolley President Barry...

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Sitting Volleyball confirmed for Paris 2024

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sports programme will remain the same as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with 22 sports included. The IPC Governing Board’s decision was taken at a meeting in London on Friday. The 22 sports that will be included are:...

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Tokyo 2020: Sitting Volleyball dates confirmed

The competition schedule for Sitting Volleyball has been confirmed by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee as part of its overall sport competition plan for the Paralympic Games, with the first serve set for 28 August running through to 6 September. Just like at Rio 2016, six days of Sitting Volleyball competition...

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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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