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Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021
Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021

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.

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021

New IWAS Anti-Doping Code comes into force

The 2021 IWAS Anti-Doping Code was developed in partnership with, and approved by, WADA and reflects the changes published in the 2021 WADA Code.

IWAS President, Rudi van den Abbeele, said: “As a former athlete myself I hold the principles of fair play close to my heart. I encourage all athletes, staff and our members to make sure they fully understand their rights and responsibilities for anti-doping.

Tuesday, 05 Jan 2021
Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020

Barry Couzner OAM re-elected unopposed as WPV President

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that the appointed Scrutineers have verified the recent Board election results from the General Assembly on December 6, 2020.

Barry Couzner OAM (AUS) was re-elected unopposed for another four-year term as President, Louise Ashcroft (CAN) was re-elected as Medical Director and Dr Ivana Pavic (CRO) was elected as Development Director, replacing John Kessel who retired after eight years in the position.

Thursday, 17 Dec 2020
Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020

Wheelchair Curling Mixed Doubles provisionally accepted into Paralympic Programme

The International Paralympic Committee has confirmed that Wheelchair Mixed Doubles curling has been provisionally approved as an additional event at the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games.

The announcement was made today following the decision being confirmed at a recent International Paralympic Committee Governing Board Meeting.

This confirmation means that two curling events — Mixed Team and Mixed Doubles — will now be part of the 2026 Paralympic Winter Programme.

However, the new curling discipline confirmation is subject to the following conditions:

Tuesday, 08 Dec 2020

Bornan Sports Technology becomes official provider for APSO

The Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) is proud to announce Bornan Sports Technology as its official technology provider. Created in 2017 and having their main HQ in Lausanne, the company delivers quick and powerful technology solutions, base software and digital platforms for sport organisations and major sport events. The latter include the Mediterranean Games, African Youth Games, ANOC World Beach Games, Gulf Council Games, and a range of World Championships and other top sports events.

Thursday, 03 Dec 2020

IPC to provide EUR 1.8 million worth of grants to support members during pandemic

Historic initiative follows UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ theme 'Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world'.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to make EUR 1.8 million worth of grant funding available to its 200-plus member organisations during 2021 as part of efforts to provide additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.