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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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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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 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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