|Governing Body:||World ParaVolley|
Sitting Volleyball is an adaptation of volleyball for athletes with disabilities. It is a sport played between two teams of six players each on a smaller volleyball court and lowered nets that’s why the game is considered to be faster than standing volleyball. During the game, athletes are required to maintain contact between their pelvis and the ground at all times. In the game, blocking the serve is also allowed. Paralympic volleyball made its debut at the Summer Paralympics in 1976. That year, the standing form of volleyball was contested. Sitting volleyball was first introduced at the 1980 Games for men only. The women’s event became a part of the competition in 2004. Standing volleyball was last contested at the Paralympics in 2000. Since 1993, Sitting Volleyball Championships for men and women have regularly been organized.
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