WADA publishes final designed version of Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act

From WADA The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish, in English and French, the final designed version of the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act (Act), which WADA’s Athlete Committee developed over two and half years in consultation with thousands of athletes and stakeholders worldwide. The purpose of the Act, which is...

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WADA publishes final versions of 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and Standards

From Wada The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish the final versions of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and International Standards (Standards), which will come into force on 1 January 2021. These final versions include limited changes from those that WADA published on 26 November 2019, which were...

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Donate memorabilia – ParaVolley Museum

World ParaVolley is working to establish a ParaVolley museum and has also been offered space for display of materials at the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in the USA. We are therefore wishing to compile a list of materials/items that people wish to donate to either place. If you have...

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WADA launches webinar series for athletes

From Wada The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the launch of a series of athlete-led webinars to be held over the coming months. This series, which is an initiative of  WADA’s Athlete Committee, is intended to provide a platform for interactive engagement by the Agency with athletes...

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WADA postpones Global Education Conference

From WADA The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that, due to COVID-19, the Agency is postponing its 2020 Global Education Conference (GEC) which was scheduled to be held from 13-14 October 2020 in Sydney, Australia – to 2021 in Sydney. The new dates and specific venue will be communicated as...

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Dan Apol receives posthumous Recognition Certificate

Dan Apol’s officiating profile is one most referees dream of. When appointed to the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Dan gained the unique distinction of being the first World ParaVolley Paralympic Sitting Volleyball referee to also be appointed by FIVB to the Olympics, for the Beach event. As a Beach official Dan...

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Sitting volleyball wins fan vote for favourite Paralympic sport

Sitting volleyball has been named the favourite sport in the Paralympic Sports World Cup after a vote by fans on the official Twitter page of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The result was revealed on Thursday, May 21. Sitting volleyball beat swimming with 89 per cent of the vote in...

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Vale: Gerard Brouwers

I first met Gerard Brouwers from the Netherlands in the year 2000 at the Sydney Paralympic Games. From the beginning, he was a great personal and professional help to me in the technical field of World ParaVolley. Born in 1948, Gerard was best known for his technical expertise and leadership,...

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