President Graça F° meets with IOC President
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 9, 2012 - Dr. Ary S. Graça F° was
personally congratulated on his election as the new FIVB
President by IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge during an inaugural
meeting between the two at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne,
Switzerland on Tuesday.
Dr. Graça F° was accompanied to the IOC by FIVB Honorary Life
President Jizhong Wei, FIVB 1st Executive Vice President
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Dr Amr M. Elwani, Board of Administration member Vicente Araujo
and FIVB General Director Carlos Luiz Martins.
Dr Rogge welcomed the FIVB delegation before Dr Graça F° met the
IOC President discussing the future of the FIVB and the
democratic change which has occurred at the FIVB over the past
four years which Dr Rogge acknowledged has helped significantly
modify the relationship between the IOC and the FIVB.
Dr Rogge also praised the FIVB on the transparent election
process during the FIVB World Congress, held in Anaheim, USA on
September 21 which he said could be a model.
Dr Graça F° of Brazil is the fourth President in the history of
the FIVB following Paul Libaud (France) 1947-1984, Dr Ruben
Acosta (Mexico) 1984-2008 and Jizhong Wei (China) 2008-2012.