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.
The players cannot touch the net.
The ball can only be played with the hands.
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?
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?
159 athletes and 131 partners.