ParaVolley events set for 2021

World ParaVolley returns to action this year with exciting tournaments to look forward to, including the much-anticipated Paralympic Games. Before the Summer Games, we complete the Tokyo 2020 men’s cast with the Sitting Volleyball Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament from June 1 to 5 in Duisburg, Germany. Two months later,...

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Coach profile: Nicole Ban

“Coaching is the most rewarding career for me, and I hope that more females can find their way to do the same.” Coaching Team Canada Women’s Volleyball Sitting Team, Nicole Ban has become a leader not just nationally, but internationally. After playing volleyball at MacEwan University and professionally for Oslo...

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WPV Podcast: From the shadows to the spotlight

The World ParaVolley history podcast is back with a new episode and more stories to share. With exactly a year before the first serve in Tokyo, World ParaVolley founding president Pieter Joon traces the history of sitting volleyball in the Paralympics over the last few decades. Coincidentally, 2020 marks the...

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Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball competition schedule confirmed

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has confirmed the men’s and women’s sitting volleyball competition schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games that will be held at the Makuhari Messe Hall A from August 27 to September 5, 2021. Sitting volleyball is among the most...

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Bethany Zummo: Pandemic, passion, purpose

While some try to stay active at home to curb the coronavirus spread, United States libero and Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Bethany Zummo took time away from the gym to put her other skill to good use and serve her community in California. View this post on Instagram Paralympic gold...

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics set for August 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to take place between 24 August and 5 September 2021. The dates were confirmed on Monday (30 March) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). This decision was taken under...

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games postponed – IPC

Today, the International Paralympic Committee, along with the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, came to the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From the IPC: Following the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President...

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Danielle Ellis voted February’s Allianz Athlete of the Month

Canada’s sitting volleyball player Danielle Ellis has been selected as February’s Allianz Athlete of the Month after leading the campaign to claim the final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic bid at the World ParaVolley qualifier in Halifax, Canada. Ellis was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player with a tournament high 47 kills,...

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