Obituary: Victor Dyakov, founder of sitting volleyball in Russia – 1938-2016

The World ParaVolley family would like to express our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Victor Dyakov, founder of sitting volleyball in Russia. We received the below message from the Russian Paralympic Committee yesterday: “Dear Colleagues, September 10, 2016 after a long illness Victor Dyakov, founder of...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 2

MATCH REPORT – Day 2 China vs Rwanda (Women) – POOL B China, number 1 ranked in the world, took on Rwanda in their debut at the Paralympics. CHN completely controlled the match in what will probably be the most dominant game of the tournament. They capitalised on RWA lack...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 1

MATCH REPORT – Day 1 Brazil vs USA (Men) – POOL A It was a big match up for the opening sitting volleyball game of the Paralympics with host nation Brazil taking on their continental rivals, the USA. Brazil took an early lead and dominated for the first set with...

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WELCOME TO THE RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES!!!

World ParaVolley has launched a webpage dedicated to the Sitting Volleyball Competition at the Rio2016 Paralympic Games! WELCOME TO THE RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES!!! This page contains all you need to know about the Sitting Volleyball competition at the Rio2016 Paralympic Games.  Here you will find: Competition schedules Match reports...

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Team Ukraine Women – From London 2012 to Rio 2016

Ukraine women won bronze in London 2012 – What has happened over the last 4 years for the team? After the Paralympic Games in London 2012, a lot of positive and negative changes have occurred for the team. We received huge attention from the national media and more people became...

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Rio 2016 Sitting Volleyball Competition Schedule Released

The competition schedule for the 2016 Rio2016 Paralympic Games sitting volleyball competition has been released. DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE HERE (as at August 25th, 2016) Also, download the following infographics for information about the pools and the qualification paths for both the men’s and the women’s competitions: Updated Pool Composition Qualification...

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Up and coming Canadian superstar Jennifer Oakes gives us an inside look into how she joined Sitting Volleyball and her experience on the road to Rio 2016

In the lead up to the Rio2016 Paralympic Games, World ParaVolley will be sharing the stories of some of the athletes and teams that will be competing at the Games.  The following tells the story of Canadian Women’s Team Athlete Jennifer Oakes. Up and coming Canadian superstar Jennifer Oakes gives...

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