FIVB President Promises Bright Future for Volleyball
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 7, 2021 - FIVB President Dr Ary
S Graça F° today closed a highly successful 37th FIVB World
Congress and promised the global Volleyball Family a bright new
chapter in volleyball’s history.
“You can be assured that despite the challenging times,
volleyball’s future is bright. Brighter, in fact, than it has
ever been before. Please remember that success in sport is never
achieved alone, and it is only together that we will move our
sport to the place it deserves and write the next chapter of our
history,” said the FIVB President in his closing speech.
The Congress, which was held virtually for the first time in
history, marked the beginning of a pioneering opportunity for
volleyball following the launch of Volleyball World with CVC
Capital Partners. In his President’s Report on the future of
volleyball, Dr Ary S Graça F° celebrated this partnership and
explained how it would elevate volleyball to new professional
standards, bring future commercial opportunities and benefit
volleyball and beach volleyball’s athletes, fans and National
The FIVB President also revealed the Volleyball
Empowerment project to the Congress. This project will draw on
the significant financial investment from the launch of
Volleyball World to empower National Federations, from
categories one through to five, with the resources needed to
unlock the full potential of their national teams.
In addition, the Congress elected the new FIVB Board of
Administration for the 2021-2024 Olympic cycle, including the
gender-in-minority members, and approved the appointment of
Majoré Louis Timba (CMR) and Terry Sasser (MHL) as internal
Delegates were also given an update on the ongoing work of the
FIVB Commissions despite the challenges of the past year, along
with the reports of the Continental Confederation Presidents.
Following the approval of the Congress, the next Fivb World
Congress 2022 is set to be held in Arnhem, Netherlands during
the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.