Unicycle Volleyball – Asuncion, Paraguay – 3

Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up.


The other major difference in unicycle volleyball is that the ball is slightly bigger and softer than in normal volleyball; this means that it doesn’t generate the same speed through the air allowing players that extra split second to reach the ball before it hits the floor.

The rules state that a player “must have part of their body in contact with the unicycle when touching the ball”. In practice this means that players can’t jump off their unicycle to smash the ball over the net or to prevent the ball touching the court, however they can fall over with their unicycle to stop an opponent’s smash. If the player falls off their unicycle, they have to wheel their bike off the court, remount, and then return to the action at the back of the court. If a unicycle touches the net or goes under the net and intrudes on their opponents then the point is automatically given to the opposition.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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