10. 07. 2019

FIVB - "The translation of that letter is not entirely accurate"

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The FIVB have contacted us in order to send the letter with the correct statement of this organization and the president Ary Graca towards the Iranian Volleyball Federation.


They are denying that President Graça said that he or the FIVB was ‘ashamed’ and he also did not apologize, also saying that the translation of the article that we have recently published, and which is based on the report of IRNA, was not accurate. We are announcing the entire letter of the FIVB that has arrived on the e-mail of WorldofVolley.

The FIVB can confirm that  FIVB President, Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, wrote to the President of the Iran Volleyball Federation simply expressing regret that this matter had even become an issue after the FIVB had gone to great lengths to help avoid any problems for the Iranian team entering Chicago O’Hare Airport. President Graça also confirmed that the FIVB was seeking clarification on precisely what had happened. However, he confirmed that he was pleased that the Iran team were all safely in their official accommodation.

“The FIVB is now drawing a line under this matter and as President Graça confirmed in his letter, the FIVB is looking forward to an exciting festival of world-class sport that will help showcase the very best of volleyball to the world.

Recall that Iranian National Team was detained at the Chicago Airport for 4 hours upon the arrival.


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