„As we look back on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the months and years ahead, we will reflect on these fantastic Games knowing this was the time when volleyball confirmed its position as the ultimate family sport entertainment. The Beach Volleyball Arena on Copacabana Beach and the volleyball venue at the Maracanãzinho were the places to be seen and the sport was the talk of the town in Rio and around the world as it returned to its spiritual home,“ wrote Graça.
“…Rio 2016 provided another excellent opportunity for our disciplines and our athletes to play an important role in the promotion of the values of Olympism, alongside many other top sports and their star performers. When all of our sports come together, it truly creates something magical, a real celebration of humanity. Every Olympic Games is special in its own way. Rio 2016 was particularly special for us at FIVB. Our sport returned to its spiritual home and we leave with the honor of knowing that we have inspired generations of fans in all corners of the world. Volleyball and beach volleyball have become stronger and we already look forward to taking it to new heights,” FIVB’s chairman also wrote.
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