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National sitting volleyball championship play starts in Tartus, Syria

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A national championship for sitting volleyball got underway in Tartus, Syria yesterday. 6o players from across Syria are participating in the tournament, including players from Tartus, Homs, Aleppo, Latakia and Damascus. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five matches.

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Syrian organizers are looking at this tournament as an important one in terms of developing a national sitting volleyball team that could meet more regularly, and eventually participate in international competitions against foreign teams.  The competition gives these players important in game experience.

The ongoing Syrian conflict has resulted in a declining number of domestic opportunities for Syrian disability sportspeople.   Much of the sporting infrastructure has crumbled, was bombed or was taken over for other purposes.  The little regular activity that has taken place has largely involved Special Olympics, wheelchair powerlifting or para-athletics.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2526 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

1 Comment on National sitting volleyball championship play starts in Tartus, Syria

  1. I am proud of You Syria 🙂
    Keep going 🙂
    Greetings from Poland 🙂

    PS. Thanks ParaSport that You remember and support Syria. She needs that.

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