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Volleyball

Since 1983, volleyball has been part

of the Special Olympics World Games.

 

How to play volleyball:

Volleyball is played indoors.

There is a net in the middle of the court.

2 teams play against each other.

Each team has 6 players.

The players have to pass the ball over the net.

If the ball falls on the court on their own side,

the other team gets a point.

 

Important

The players cannot touch the net.

The ball can only be played with the hands.

The photo shows two women's teams playing volleyball. Two players are waiting for their teammate to serve. They have their arms stretched upwards.
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The photo shows a dynamic scene of three Volleyball players during competition.
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The photo shows two Volleyball teams shaking hands underneath the net while smiling.
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The photo shows a Volleyball team in a circle from below during their time out.
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The photo shows a team playing volleyball. One player is just taking the serve. She is almost on the floor with her knees.
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The photo shows two teams playing volleyball. Two players from the two teams are at the net. One is trying to pass the ball over the net, the other has his arms up and is trying to defend the ball.
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Unified Sports®

 
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and

people without disabilities play sport together.

They also compete together.

The people with ID are called athletes.

The people without disabilities are called partners.

 

Is volleyball a Unified Sport?

Yes.

There are teams of people with ID.

And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.

 

How many people play volleyball at the World Games?

191 athletes and 149 partners.


Volleyball takes place at Messe Berlin

in the Halls 18 & 20.


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