Rwanda sitting volleyball team compete at London 2012

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 3 September 2020, the inspiring story of the first sub-Saharan African volleyball team to qualify for the Paralympics 02 Sep 2020 By IPC

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 13 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting moments from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

Rwanda sitting volleyball team defies odds at London 2012

The Rwanda men's sitting volleyball team became the first sub-Saharan African side to qualify for the Paralympic Games ahead of London 2012.

Despite training in challenging circumstances, the team made it to London and despite losing all but one of their matches, they became one of the most inspirational stories of the Games.