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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World ParaVolley to increase online education opportunities

World ParaVolley is moving forward with plans to increase its e-learning opportunities in 2021 and beyond, thanks in part to grants offered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The development of high-quality personnel is critical to the success and delivery of Para sport, and World ParaVolley is in the process...

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Vanuatu’s paravolley tale serves as inspiration

Vanuatu’s colourful tale paints an inspiration to many nations today, from how a volcanic eruption led them to becoming the first Pacific nation in the World ParaVolley family. The Manaro Voui volcano eruption in late 2017 affected more than 8,000 people and displaced about 3,310 people, including 170 persons with...

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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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