World ParaVolley joins International Volleyball Hall of Fame

World ParaVolley Board member and ParaVolley Pan America President Joe Campbell has been voted unanimously on to the board of the International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF). The IVHF Board voted on Monday at a special Induction Meeting and was “very excited” to welcome Campbell as its first international member...

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Paris 2024 – Sitting Volleyball remains in contention for Paralympic sports programme

Sitting Volleyball is one of 23 sports confirmed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board on Thursday to have progressed to the next stage of assessment for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Paralympic sport programme. After a thorough review of applications from 28 sports for inclusion in Paris 2024,...

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Schedule confirmed for New Nations Subzone Men’s Sitting Volleyball Tournament in France

The Czech Republic will take on Slovenia in the opening match of the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Men’s Sitting Volleyball Tournament, following the confirmation of the match schedule for the tournament, which will take place from 29-30 September in Tourcoing, France. A total of four countries are taking part in this...

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Tokyo 2020 Volunteers – Your chance to be involved with Sitting Volleyball

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced on Wednesday that it will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games volunteer programme from 26 September 2018. Volunteers will provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition...

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Italy Women’s Sitting Volleyballers star at Men’s Volleyball World Championships in Rome

The Italian Women’s Sitting Volleyball team superb fourth-place-finish on debut at the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands in July was given national recognition after the team was officially presented during the opening ceremony of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Rome, Italy on Sunday. Italy’s...

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World ParaVolley coaching instructor receives Australian Medal of the Order of Australia

World ParaVolley coaching instructor Wei Ping Tu was presented with the Australian Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Thursday for his services, over many years, to the development of Volleyball in Australia. In a lavish OAM reception at Government House in Sydney, Wei Ping was one of 49...

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Tokyo 2020 – Sitting Volleyball one of 16 disciplines to be broadcast live

Sitting Volleyball will be one of a record 16 disciplines from 14 sports, which will be available for Rights Holding Broadcasters to show live from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed. In addition to live coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sitting Volleyball,...

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Barry Couzner: Momentum builds behind Beach ParaVolley’s Paralympic bid

Things have started on the beach! With the Northern Hemisphere summer drawing to a close, World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner reflects on a hot summer of Beach ParaVolley activity. Following the decision by the World ParaVolley General Assembly last month to have Beach ParaVolley in the LA2028 Paralympic Games as...

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Japan target Sitting Volleyball success at Tokyo 2020 – Saito

Following a 10th place finish at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands last month, the Japanese women’s team have identified key areas of improvement to focus on ahead of their home Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. Story courtesy of Paralympic.org Japan failed to reach the World Championship...

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New Chairs of Commissions Confirmed

After a general call for applications, the Board of World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that the Chairs of the Commissions for the next four years have been approved and appointed. They are: Classification Commission – Dr Jurate Kesiene Anti-Doping Commission – Dr Jun Ming Zhang (Jamie) Medical Research Commission...

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