Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball competition schedule confirmed

The full match schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Men’s and Women’s Sitting Volleyball Tournaments has been confirmed. Competition will begin on 27 August, three days after the Opening Ceremony, and will end on 5 September, the final day of the Paralympics. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics have been postponed...

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Canada releases roster for Tokyo 2020

The athletes set to represent Canada in women’s sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games this summer have been selected, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Volleyball Canada announced today. The team is returning 11 players who together captured a bronze medal at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games....

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Third version of Tokyo 2020 Playbooks published

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) began publishing the third and final editions of the Tokyo 2020 Playbooks on 15 June (Tuesday). These comprehensive guidelines, which are a key part of the...

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Q&A with Germany’s Dominik Albrecht

Thirty-four-year-old Dominik Albrecht led Germany’s campaign to claim the remaining spot for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, showcasing his powerful spikes that merited an MVP award at the conclusion of Paralympic Games Men’s Qualification Tournament in Duisburg. Albrecht talked to World ParaVolley and shared his outlook on his second Parlaympic...

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Version 2 of Tokyo 2020 Playbooks released

From IPC The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) have today launched the second editions of the Tokyo 2020 Playbooks, with the version for Athletes and Team Officials. Building on February’s publication, the new Playbooks...

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Nine Rio 2016 holdovers banner Rwanda women’s roster

Jean-Marie Vianney Nsengiyumva has called up 12 players to Rwanda’s women’s national sitting volleyball team roster to officially begin their campaign ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Nine players from Rwanda’s Rio 2016 roster are returning to the roster including captain Liliane Mukobwankawe and libero Solange Nyiraneza.   Nsengiyumva...

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Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball takes primetime slot in the US

Fans in the United States will get to watch the women’s team sitting volleyball title defence at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as the sport will be part of NBC Universal’s record 1,200-hour Paralympic coverage through its various channels and digital platforms. The network will bring behind-the-scenes look on the...

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Ngengiyumva to lead Rwanda in Tokyo 2020

Jean Marie Vianney Nsengiyumva was appointed as the new head coach of three-time African champions Rwanda women’s sitting volleyball team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. He replaced Egyptian coach Mossad Rashad who held the position since 2019. With Rwanda’s preparations for Tokyo 2020 set to take off in...

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Playbooks published to deliver safe and successful Tokyo 2020

From IPC The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) published the Playbooks, a resource which outlines the personal responsibilities key stakeholders must take to play their role in ensuring safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The series...

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