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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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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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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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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