|President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° brought the FIVB Board of Administration meeting to a close today following discussions on a range of calendar and commission proposals.
Different aspects from all disciplines, including volleyball, beach volleyball and snow volleyball were debated. The Board also heard the latest plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Tokyo is the city where volleyball made its Olympic debut in 1964, and the popularity for the sport continues to remain high. Volleyball is one of the most anticipated sports on the programme, having topped a poll of Japanese citizens aged 12-21. The Ariake Arena has already been confirmed as the venue for volleyball throughout the Olympic Games, ensuring a stadium in the heart of the city.
Other events discussed include the 2018 Volleyball World Championships and the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships.
The FIVB will hold its World Congress in November 2018 in Cancun, Mexico and plans are already being finalised to ensure a successful and productive global meeting.
Speaking after the conclusions of this week’s meeting, President Ary Graça said:
“The Board of Administration is crucial in keeping the FIVB and volleyball as a sport at the cutting edge of innovation and fan engagement, while also maintaining the good governance and transparency of the Federation.
“We have heard a number of proposals over the past two days and, because of the forward thinking ideas and determination to succeed, I am excited for the future of our sport.”
Earlier this week, President Ary Graça also chaired the Executive Committee meeting, and an FIVB delegation, led by the FIVB President, held a productive meeting with the governor of the South Sinai, Khaled Fouda, where they discussed hosting beach volleyball events in Egypt.