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Dr. Ary Graça re-elected as FIVB president for eight-year term

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source: FIVB; Photo: FIVB

Dr. Ary S. Graça was today re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) at the 35th FIVB World Congress in Buenos Aires where he pledged to build on volleyball’s “golden era” of success.



The official announcement of FIVB:

Dr. Graça, who was first elected in 2012 at the FIVB World Congress in Anaheim, USA, stood unopposed for re-election to the FIVB presidency for the period 2016 – 2024 after receiving unanimous support for his candidacy from all five of the FIVB’s Continental Confederations.

The delegates approved the re-election of Dr. Graça by acclamation on the end of the first day of the two-day Congress.

Dr. Graça said: “Volleyball is undoubtedly in a golden era of success and it is an honour for me to have the prestigious opportunity to build on this great success and take our sport to even greater heights. There is no limit to the evolution of volleyball, no limit to the sport’s success and no limit to how many people around the world we can inspire and I promise to help volleyball fulfil its huge potential. Thank you to the global volleyball family for believing in my vision, together we will make volleyball the number one family sport entertainment in the world.”

Under his pioneering leadership, volleyball has achieved unprecedented worldwide growth and the sport was the signature event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  He has helped transform volleyball into an engaging, dynamic and universal sport for all in line with the FIVB’s vision to make volleyball the number one family sport entertainment in the world.  His administration of the sport has been underpinned by the FIVB’s core values of innovation, universality and good governance. 


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The hoff October 6, 2016 - 1:58 pm

An eight-year-term for a 73 old, no other candidate, voted by ‘acclamation’. Am i the only one, for whom this sounds a bit creepy?

Sorin Acela October 7, 2016 - 10:55 am

Yes, amazing! The old man will be 81 at the end of his office. How can volleyball develop with a fossil in command? Is he delirious? Volleyball is going down every year. Under his guidance not even a new reasonable revolutionary scoring system was not designed. Bad years for world volleyball ahead… Wake up volleyball world!

Hulk October 7, 2016 - 11:36 am



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