Pools Confirmed For Tokyo 2020 Men’s Qualifier

The pool composition for the Sitting Volleyball Men’s Final Qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been confirmed. The seven qualified teams have been split into two pools of three and four teams, respectively. Pool A’s three teams include hosts Germany, Kazakhstan and Canada, while Pool B consists of...

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Vale: Dr. Juraj Stefak, WOVD Classifier

Respected worldwide as a leading name in classification of Para events, Dr. Juraj Stefak passed away on January 21 at the age of 69, following his long battle with cancer. Born in Trnava, Slovakia on February 7, 1951. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava and he was...

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WADA launches 2021 athlete-led webinar series for athletes

From WADA The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to launch its 2021 series of athlete-led webinars for athletes, which is an initiative started last year by WADA’s Athlete Committee that enables interactive engagement by the Agency with athletes worldwide. WADA invites athletes and others to register for the first webinar...

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WADA publishes Q&A document to explain the CAS decision regarding the non-compliance of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency

From WADA Montreal, 4 February 2021 – Following the publication of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS’s) 186-page full reasoned decision regarding its 17 December 2020 ruling in favor of WADA to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for a period of two years, WADA has developed a...

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WADA offers new education resources for athletes and athlete support personnel

From Wada As part of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) commitment to education and the development of balanced anti-doping programs worldwide, the Agency wishes to highlight three new education resources for athletes and athlete support personnel (ASP) that are available on its new and improved Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform...

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Sitting Volleyball Commemorative Booklet is available to download

The World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball 40 years 1980-2020: commemorative booklet (e-ISBN: 978-952-94-4074-0) is available to download for free on the new history section of the World ParaVolley website. The commemorative booklet was officially launched during the Virtual General Assembly on December 6, 2020. “The Sitting Volleyball Commemorative Booklet has been...

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WPV Podcast: History in Review

The World ParaVolley history podcast is back to unfold more stories of our sport’s colourful past. This time, we are honoured to be joined by ParaVolley PanAmerica president and former international referee Joe Campbell. In this episode Campbell breaks down the paravolley’s evolution in terms of development, innovation and refereeing....

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Classification Intentional Misrepresentation Case – December 1, 2020

The independent World ParaVolley Judicial Commission has suspended a Sitting Volleyball Athlete (the Player) for one year after determining that the Player had committed Intentional Misrepresentation during Classification. The Player is now classified as Sport Class Not Eligible and will be eligible for re-classification in October 2021. After considering evidence...

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