FIVB President Expresses Optimism for 2021
LAUSANNE, February 5, 2021 - FIVB President Dr Ary S Graça F°
today opened the first-ever virtual edition of the FIVB World
Congress and spoke of his optimism for 2021 because of the
FIVB’s strong foundations and professional leadership.
Addressing the Congress, the FIVB President said:
“Indeed, 2020 was a tough year. But because of the strong
foundation we have built thanks to your tireless efforts over
the past few years, as well as the decisions we have taken, we
have been able to weather the storm.”
The President then went on to talk about several key highlights
from 2020, including the FIVB’s support of its athletes and
National Federations via the FIVB Athletes’ Relief Support fund
and Development Projects Platform respectively. He also
discussed how the FIVB adapted to the challenges of 2020,
“Even without volleyball competitions, millions of fans across
the globe could enjoy engaging volleyball content thanks to our
innovative digital strategy. This is showcased by our strong
following on social media, with more than 8 million followers
across all our online platforms.”
The results of the first-ever FIVB Athletes’ Commission
Elections were also highlighted in the President’s speech.
“A few days ago, we announced the results of the elections with
three female and two male athletes receiving the most votes. I
would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the
newly-elected members of the FIVB Athletes’ Commission,” said
FIVB President Dr Ary S Graça F°.
The World Congress is set to continue today with the President’s
Report titled “The Future of Volleyball”, a presentation on
Volleyball Empowerment, along with presentations and reports
from the FIVB legal and finance teams.