Iranian Women make history by refereeing first international Sitting Volleyball matches

Halleh Jafari and Fariba Ahadi hope to become flagbearers for their country after making history last week when they became the first Iranian women to referee an international Sitting Volleyball match. Jafari, 34, and Ahadi, 39 both refereed matches at the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Men’s Tournament 2018 in...

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Asian Para Games – Indonesia v Mongolia women opens Sitting Volleyball tournament

Hosts Indonesia will have the honour of opening the 2018 Asian Para Games Sitting Volleyball competition when its women’s team plays Mongolia in the opening match on Sunday, 7 October. Indonesia are making their debut at the Asian Para Games, which first started in 2010 while Mongolia finished fourth in...

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China and Iran expected to dominate at Asian Para Games Sitting Volleyball

Defending Asian Para Games Sitting Volleyball champions China and Iran are expected to once again be the teams to beat in the women’s and men’s competitions respectively, when the 2018 edition begins in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday. Four years ago, world No 2 China beat Iran in the women’s final...

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WADA: 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods published

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on 20 September 2018 and which comes into force on 1 January 2019. The List, which is one of six International Standards that are mandatory for all...

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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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Slovenia win ParaVolley Europe Men’s New Nations Tournament

The Slovenia Men’s Sitting Volleyball team took out the honours at the ParaVolley Europe Men’s Subzone New Nations Tournament in Tourcoing, France on Sunday. The two-day tournament also featured hosts France, the Czech Republic and world No. 37 Georgia. Slovenia beat the Czech Republic and Georgia on Saturday before beating France...

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Referee and Classification Courses completed in Tourcoing

The latest World ParaVolley Referee and Classification courses have been completed on the sidelines of the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Men’s Tournament 2018, which starts in Tourcoing, France on Saturday. The World ParaVolley Sports Department, with the close cooperation of its Referee Commission, the Head of Education of the...

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Wanted – World ParaVolley archive aficionado

History – it is valuable and it needs to be recorded. We need you! Since World ParaVolley as such began in 1980, much history has been written about our various Volleyball disciplines. It has been an incredible history with the organization being an independent not-for-profit yet always, through an immense...

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World ParaVolley statement on Russian paravolley anti-doping status

Following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, World ParaVolley would like to clarify its position concerning ParaVolley in Russia and its anti-doping status. “Whilst World ParaVolley is affiliated to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and acknowledges...

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