Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball takes primetime slot in the US

Fans in the United States will get to watch the women’s team sitting volleyball title defence at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as the sport will be part of NBC Universal’s record 1,200-hour Paralympic coverage through its various channels and digital platforms. The network will bring behind-the-scenes look on the...

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Ngengiyumva to lead Rwanda in Tokyo 2020

Jean Marie Vianney Nsengiyumva was appointed as the new head coach of three-time African champions Rwanda women’s sitting volleyball team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. He replaced Egyptian coach Mossad Rashad who held the position since 2019. With Rwanda’s preparations for Tokyo 2020 set to take off in...

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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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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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