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President visiting all FIVB World Cup sites sees youth abound

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Kumamoto, Japan, November 26, 2011 – FIVB President Jizhong Wei has been zig-zagging across Japan as part of a ‘goodwill’ tour to take in action from each and every site of the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2011 for both genders and build relationships with the local organizers.


President Wei

Starting with the FIVB Women’s World Cup, President Wei stopped in all six cities used in the tournament. He made stops in both Hiroshima and Nagano in the first round, followed by Toyama and Hiroshima in the second round. President Wei visited Sapporo and Okayama in the third round, followed by both venues used in Tokyo for the fourth round.

President Wei started the opening round of the on-going FIVB Men’s World Cup in Nagoya before traveling to Kagoshima. He watched second round matches in Kumamoto on Thursday before traveling to Osaka for Friday’s second round matches.

President Wei will visit both Fukuoka and Hamamatsu during the third round before finishing his whirlwind tour of Japan in Tokyo for the fourth round.

All told, President Wei will have stayed in 12 different cities from the start of the FIVB Women’s World Cup on November 4 and the conclusion of the FIVB Men’s World Cup on December 4.

The Japan Volleyball Association has helped arrange this trip for me,” President Wei said. “I have had the pleasure to meet all the local organizers and thank them for all the hard work that goes into organizing these two wonderful FIVB World Cup events.

Along the way, President Wei has been impressed with the attendance at the sites, especially the Site B locations without local favorites Japan taking the court.  As part of the crowds filling up the arenas, school children are coming out in masses to experience watching the top 12 teams in the world first-hand.

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