WPV Podcast: John Kessel’s 25 years in ParaVolley—and beyond

The World ParaVolley history podcast returns with fresh insights into the ever-winding story of the sport. That said, we continue celebrating the International ParaVolley Day for a second straight year with the newest episode dropping today featuring former World ParaVolley development director John Kessel. In this episode, Kessel shares some...

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A short history of standing volleyball

Highlights from the history of standing volleyball Kwok Ng, PhD World ParaVolley Chief Historian It has been 10 years since the last standing volleyball World Cup, in Cambodia 2011. For this year’s World ParaVolley Day, we celebrate the multitude of contributions by some great people to the standing volleyball discipline...

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Gerflor and World ParaVolley extend agreement

Gerflor have been an approved sitting volleyball floor provider for the past 4 years and have agreed to continue to support World ParaVolley for the next 4 years. The Taraflex and Sport Court surfaces are officially approved by World ParaVolley for world-wide use and Taraflex will be the sitting volleyball...

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Guttmann Games and World Games combine for ‘festival of sport’

The IWAS Guttmann Games will showcase the very best of sports on offer for athletes with physical impairments that are not currently on the Paralympic programme. The first edition will feature beach paravolley and wheelchair cricket. These will be held alongside athletics, swimming, powerlifting and cerebral palsy football which form the IWAS World Games. IWAS...

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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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