My Way to Olympia

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In Context

Not only is the Rwandan Sitting Volleyball Team the best team in sub-Saharan Africa, but it has also captured international attention with its story of reconciliation. Team members include men from the both the Hutu and Tutsi ethnicities who lost their feet and legs during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Members see the team, which unites the two historically divided and feuding groups, as representative of Rwanda's future.


» BBC. "Rwandan Sitting Volleyball Team's Paralympic Dreams."

» BBC. "Rwandan Volleyball Team to Compete at Paralympics."

» CNN. "Rwandan Amputees Bring Message of Hope: "We Are Superstars."

» White, Jim. "Paralympics 2012: Former Enemies Team Up to Bring Joy to Rwanda with First Victory in Sitting Volleyball." The Telegraph, Sept. 7, 2012.