Iran off to solid start in 2019 Asia Oceania men’s championship opener

Bangkok, Thailand, June 10, 2019 – Iran showed a clear upward trend on their straight-set (25-15, 25-13, 25-6) win over Cambodia in the opening match of the 2019 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships at the Huamark Indoor Stadium on Monday. Iran had an upbeat start to dominate their Southeast...

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Technical Delegate Glenn Stewart, instructor Louise Ashcroft and tournament director Ann Makheeta with the participants of the Level I Classification Course in Bangkok, Thailand

World ParaVolley conducts three courses in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2019 – The World ParaVolley (WPV) conducted three courses in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, on the occasion of the 2019 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Zone Championships. The first two courses were conducted earlier for coaches and referees, particularly a Level 1 Coaching Course conducted by...

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New version of Anti-Doping e-Learning Platform launched by WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched an updated version of the Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA) course on its Anti-Doping e-Learning Platform (ADeL). Initially launched in 2014 – and developed with the help of athletes, leading psychologists, behavioral scientists, education technologists, e-learning specialists and prevention specialists...

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Athletes’ Commission mission drafted following first meeting

The first Athletes’ Commission meeting was held on May 19th 2019 via Skype with the World ParaVolley President, Barry Couzner briefly in attendance to welcome all members.  As we recall, the Board decided to revitalise the structure and management of the Athletes’ Commission, and in consultation with athletes devised the...

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Sitting Volleyball Challenge in Japan hits the mark

Chiba City, Japan (Reuters) – Sitting volleyball could be one of the most thrilling and loudest of the Paralympic disciplines at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Games if events during the Sitting Volleyball Challenge tournament in Chiba on Friday are anything to go by. In front of a raucous crowd of...

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Mike Hulett, My Hero – By John Kessel

World ParaVolley Development Director and USA Volleyball’s director of sport development John Kessel wrote this wonderful tribute about former USA coach, World ParaVolley Board member and close friend Mike Hulett, who passed away last Thursday, aged 64. Mike Hulett was one of my heroes as he put the preciousness of...

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USA and China secure historic Beach ParaVolley gold medals

The United States’ Chris Seilkop/Dave Newkirk/Eric Duda delivered a brilliant three-set finish to win the men’s gold medal, while China’s Li Min/Xu Danshu/Chen Yalin confirmed their dominance against the United States with a straight-set home win for the women’s gold medal in the first-ever Beach ParaVolley World Series in Pingtan,...

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Pools confirmed for 2019 Euro Sitting Volley

Budapest, Hungary, 12 May 2019 – The Drawing of Lots for the 2019 Sitting Volleyball European Championships, which will run from 15 to 20 July in Budapest, took place on Sunday. Men’s European Championship: • Pool A: Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, Serbia, Lithuania. • Pool B: Russia, Poland, Bosnia &...

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USA and Poland 1 win tiebreakers to reach Pingtan Open final

The United States’ Chris Seilkop/Dave Newkirk/Eric Duda and Poland 1’s Adam Stepien/Artur Wasowicz/Rafal Wojtowicz secured spots in the 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open final after stunning victories on Saturday. The American trio rallied from a set down to beat Slovakians Rudolf Makovini/Martin Dubovsky/Juraj Kucej 2-1 (16-21, 21-5, 15-12)...

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