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Sitting Volleyball (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 16:33 BJT

Sitting Volleyball made its debut as a Paralympic medal sport at the Arnhem 1980 Games. The women’s event was added to the Paralympic programme in 2004.

With men and women going for gold across 10 days of quick-paced competition, Sitting Volleyball should offer plenty of thrills at London 2012.

Sitting Volleyball emerged in the Netherlands in the 1950s, a combination of Volleyball and a German game called Sitzbal. It really began to increase in popularity during the 1960s, and has since grown into one of the most fast-paced and exciting Paralympic sports. It is now played by athletes in more than 50 countries around the world.

Competition dates

30 August – 8 September

Competition venue

ExCeL

Number of competitors

198: 110 men and 88 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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