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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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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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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Announcement – Canada to Host Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament

World ParaVolley, Volleyball Canada and Volleyball Nova Scotia sign the contract for the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament World ParaVolley, Volleyball Canada and Volleyball Nova Scotia are pleased to announce that the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from...

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Announcement – USA Volleyball to Host Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament

  World ParaVolley and USA Volleyball sign the Contract for the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament World ParaVolley and USA Volleyball are pleased to announce that the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament will be held in Edmond, Oklahoma in the period 16 to 21 March 2020. ...

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2019 ParaVolley Africa Championships – EGY Men and RWA Women take the GOLD!

22-Sep-2019 Egypt Men qualify for Tokyo 2020! Egypt defeated Rwanda 3-0 (25-6, 25-11, 25-16) in the final of the Men’s ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships, winning the gold and also the ParaVolley Africa qualification spot for Tokyo 2020! Algeria defeated Kenya for Bronze 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-15, 27-25) and in...

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