WADA postpones Global Education Conference

From WADA The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that, due to COVID-19, the Agency is postponing its 2020 Global Education Conference (GEC) which was scheduled to be held from 13-14 October 2020 in Sydney, Australia – to 2021 in Sydney. The new dates and specific venue will be communicated as...

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Dan Apol receives posthumous Recognition Certificate

Dan Apol’s officiating profile is one most referees dream of. When appointed to the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Dan gained the unique distinction of being the first World ParaVolley Paralympic Sitting Volleyball referee to also be appointed by FIVB to the Olympics, for the Beach event. As a Beach official Dan...

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Sitting volleyball wins fan vote for favourite Paralympic sport

Sitting volleyball has been named the favourite sport in the Paralympic Sports World Cup after a vote by fans on the official Twitter page of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The result was revealed on Thursday, May 21. Sitting volleyball beat swimming with 89 per cent of the vote in...

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Vale: Gerard Brouwers

I first met Gerard Brouwers from the Netherlands in the year 2000 at the Sydney Paralympic Games. From the beginning, he was a great personal and professional help to me in the technical field of World ParaVolley. Born in 1948, Gerard was best known for his technical expertise and leadership,...

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2020 World ParaVolley Awards

The celebration of the International World ParaVolley Day commemorates the official start of the International Federation. On 24 April 1981, World ParaVolley was formally created at a meeting in Bonn, Germany on the occasion of the European Sitting Volleyball Championships. The current World ParaVolley Board of Directors has approved that International...

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International World ParaVolley Day Podcast

Listen to World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM himself walk down memory lane as he talks about the colourful history of ParaVolley in this special episode in celebration of the International World ParaVolley Day. Quick Links: World ParaVolley International WorldParaVolley Day 2020 World ParaVolley Awards World ParaVolley Photography Competition Winners

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World ParaVolley Photography Competition Winners

It has been an action-packed four decades for ParaVolley. Here are the best of the best sitting volleyball snapshots that stood out in the 2020 World ParaVolley Photography Competition: Photo by Daniele Celesti   Photo by Jonathan Shapka   Photo by Daniele Celesti   Photo by Daniele Celesti   Photo...

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Bethany Zummo: Pandemic, passion, purpose

While some try to stay active at home to curb the coronavirus spread, United States libero and Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Bethany Zummo took time away from the gym to put her other skill to good use and serve her community in California. View this post on Instagram Paralympic gold...

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