Sitting Volleyball

Being widely played by over 10,000 athletes across the world, Sitting Volleyball officially debuted in 1956 by the Dutch Sports Committee with modified abled-bodied rules of volleyball for sitting athletes. This sport made its first Paralympic appearance at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games and turned out to be a regular fixture ever since.


Sitting Volleyball made its debut in Iran in 1980 with the first national championships taking place in the same year. Team Iran made its first international appearance 4 years later in 1984 when they took part in the competitions in Norway.


Team Iran with 6 gold and 2 silver out of 8 Paralympic appearances has etched its name in the history books as the most decorated team.


Watch the introduction to Sitting Volleyball on Paralympic TV.