Sitting Volleyball first appeared at the Paralympic Games in Toronto, 1976, as a demonstration sport. It was introduced as a competing sport in Arnhem, 1980. However it emerged in the Netherlands in the 1950s, a combination of Volleyball and a German game called Sitzbal. The standing version of Volleyball, which first appeared in the Paralympics in 1976, was dropped from the programme after 2000. All physical impairment groups are eligible to play.