President of FIVB preaches transparency to achieve credibility
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 23, 2020 – The FIVB
President, Dr. Ary S. Graca F, encouraged the 41 National
Federations and Territories of NORCECA to promote transparency
and good governance within their institutions in order to obtain
The leader of FIVB spoke to the participants in the Sport
Administration webinar organized by the FIVB/NORCECA Regional
Volleyball Development Center in the Dominican Republic which
began on Tuesday at 20:00 EST.
Dr. Graca underlined the importance of a good relationship with
the authorities of each country in order to show how the
volleyball federation operates.
He also emphasized on the good relationship the FIVB has
established with the International Olympic Committee and how the
social media platforms have helped the institution to show the
world about its main goals.
The FIVB President was introduced by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz,
President of NORCECA and First Executive Vice President of FIVB
who thanked Dr. Graca for participating in the opening of the
webinar which served as a motivation for the members of the
different National Federations.
Mushtaque Mohammed, one of the lecturers of the webinar,
introduced colleagues Jaime Lamboy and Steve Vadala who
pronounced a few words ahead of their presentations.
Mushtaque made a presentation on the history of volleyball
referring to its invention as a non-violent sport in 1895. He
explained how the FIVB was formed and also how the NORCECA and
different zones were created and also mentioned its presidents
starting with Dr. Ruben Acosta until Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.
He encouraged the different National Federations to investigate
their origins and how the game arrived into their countries and
present their history in future encounters.
Before the closing of the meeting, Marte Hoffiz mentioned the
participation of Luis Mejia Oviedo, President of the Dominican
Olympic Committee and CACSO and member of the IOC.
Mejia Oviedo expressed his pleasure and honor of participating
in the webinar and congratulated the organizers for the
important initiative of organizing the Sport Administration
Seminar for the benefit of the National Federations.
The Seminar will continue on Wednesday with Lamboy, President of
FIVB Legal Commission, lecturing on Governance and Structure of
a National Federation starting at 20:00 EST.