2018 in Review: Sitting volleyball

The 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships were the sport’s most important competition of the year, but they were not the only highlight. Photo: The 2018  World Championships topped a superb year for Sitting Volleyball Story courtesy of the IPC Unstoppable Iran Led by 2.46m tall Morteza Mehrzadselakjani, reigning Paralympic champions Iran continued with their...

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Successful World ParaVolley Courses Wrap up in Mozambique

With all participants and tutors now safely arrived back to their respective homes, it is time to look back on the most recent set of World ParaVolley Courses held in Africa. From December 3-9, 49 fully-funded participants gathered in Maputo, Mozambique to take part in four World ParaVolley courses: referees,...

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Kessel Selected for USA Volleyball’s Highest Honour

World ParaVolley Development Director John Kessel has been selected to receive the 2019 Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, USA Volleyball’s top honour bestowed on an individual for lifetime achievements, for his five decades of volleyball development. Kessel, who also serves as USA Volleyball’s director of sport development, has conducted thousands of...

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BRA Athlete Levi Cesar Gomes Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

World ParaVolley announced today that Levi Cesar Gomes of Brazil, an athlete in the sport of Sitting Volleyball, has accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for two prohibited substances.  Gomes tested positive for Stanozolol and a metabolite of tamoxifen, as the result of an...

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Breakthrough World ParaVolley course set for Mozambique

The spread of World ParaVolley continues to grow with another ground breaking course for coaches, referees and classifiers in Maputo, Mozambique from 3-9 December. A total of 52 candidates, including 17 women, from 10 countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – will take part...

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World ParaVolley Athletes’ Commission nominations sought

Following the breakthrough announcement of its new Athletes’ Commission, World ParaVolley is now accepting nominations for positions on the Commission. All World ParaVolley federations have been asked to send in nominations of female and male candidates who: a) are from a World ParaVolley member nation b) current athletes, OR athletes that have...

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Call for expressions of interest for major World ParaVolley Events

Following an outstanding World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships Netherlands 2018, World ParaVolley is now calling for submissions of expressions of interest to host the following main World ParaVolley Events: • 2019 Clubs World Cup • 2020 Final Paralympic Qualifier • 2020 Intercontinental • 2022 World Championships Calls for expressions...

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World ParaVolley confirmed as WADA Anti-Doping Code compliant

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that it is compliant with the WADA anti-doping code after a rigorous and dedicated corrective programme addressed the required critical / high priority / important corrective actions outlined by WADA. The main key action areas included the development of Policies and Procedures for the...

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Sitting Volleyball Rules of the Game Committee structure approved

The growth and development of Sitting Volleyball took a giant leap following the decision by the World ParaVolley Board of Directors to approve in principle the structure and processes for the establishment of the Sitting Volleyball Rules of the Game Committee at its meeting on September 12. The Committee will...

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