Tokyo 2020 Day 1 preview: Race to top of podium begins

The long wait is finally over and Friday sees the start of the Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball competition at the Makuhari Messe Hall A. Two weeks packed with some fantastic matches to look forward to with the best men’s and women’s teams vying for the Paralympic Games’ holy grail –...

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Tokyo 2020 men’s preview: Supremacy, legacy on the line

The wait is over for sitting volleyball fans around the world as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament will finally start on Friday, August 27 at the Makuhari Messe Hall A. Six Rio 2016 returnees, including Iran, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Brazil, Germany and China will battle for...

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Sport preview: Sitting volleyball

United States women are determined delayed arrival won’t derail gold medal bid CHIBA (OIS) – The road to the Paralympics is often tricky, but no team has navigated more roadblocks en route to Tokyo 2020 than the United States women’s sitting volleyball squad. The defending gold medallists had to scramble...

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Paralympic sitting volleyball by the numbers

The sitting volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will begin on August 27 and will run until September 5 at the Makuhari Messe Hall A. The men’s competition has been featured in each of the 11 Paralympic Games since its debut in 1980, while the women’s competition started...

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Tokyo 2020 women’s preview: Eight teams chase history in Tokyo

The Tokyo 2020 women’s competition highlights the return of Japan to the Paralympic Games, opening the sitting volleyball competition against debutantes Italy on Friday, August 28 at 10.00 (local time). Italy earned their well-deserved ticket to Tokyo 2020 by finishing second at the 2019 European Sitting Volleyball Championship against gold...

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Egypt coach Elaiuty aims for medal upgrade in Tokyo

Egypt coach Mosaad Elaiuty is looking for more than just a bronze medal finish at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The African powerhouse team prevailed against hosts Brazil in a five-set encounter for a bronze medal finish at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. This time in the Japanese capital, the Egyptian...

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Updated: Where to watch Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball

The sitting volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games starts on Friday, August 27 and ends with women’s gold medal match on September 5. Eight teams per gender will compete in Tokyo. The men’s tournament comprise of hosts Japan, reigning Olympic and world champions Iran, Bosnia Herzegovina, RPC, Brazil,...

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