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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
Investing in Development
The FIVB invested more in development during 2009 than
any other year in its history by allocating increased financial
resources to the FIVB confederations to help national
federations. The key behind the new initiative is increased
support for grass roots development, with the beneficiary
in the long term being volleyball right around the world.
Further federation support
In 2010, the FIVB pledged to increase federation support
both financially and in terms of resources.A groundbreaking
development fund, controlled by the FIVB, was launched
to work in line with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity program
where all FIVB national federations have the opportunity
to propose projects for funding through their continental
confederations.
A brand new FIVB
In 2011 the FIVB launched a new rebranding and marketing
campaign in order to usher in a new era for volleyball and
beach volleyball. As part of the rebranding a new FIVB
logo was unveiled while a key marketing campaign – FIVB
Heroes – was launched at the FIVB’s key events aimed at
elevating volleyball globally through its biggest stars.
New President in 2012
Dr.Ary S. Graça F° was elected as the fourth FIVB President
at the FIVB Congress at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim,
USA on September 21, 2012, taking over the presidency
from Mr Wei. Dr. Graça had previously been president of
the Brazil Volleyball Federation and the South American
Confederation (CSV), as well as a member of the FIVB
Board of Administration.
FIVB-United Nations collaboration
The UN and the FIVB signed a Global Partnership for
Development agreement in 2011 where both organisations
announced their intention to promote shared values, to
drive forward international development and to support
the attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals
throughout the world.
Today and tomorrow
The FIVB consists of 220 affiliated federations and
governs, manages and promotes all forms of volleyball
and beach volleyball worldwide through tournaments such
as the World Championships, World Cup and age group
tournaments for both disciplines, as well as the World
League, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and
Club World Championships for volleyball and the World
Tour and Continental Cup for beach volleyball. Volleyball
has featured on the Olympic Programme since 1964 while
beach volleyball made its first appearance in 1996.
Key Dates
Created as Zone Commissions:
1954
Asian Confederation,
1958
South American
Confederation,
1963
European Confederation,
1967
African Confederation,
1969
NORCECA Confederation
1972
The five Continental Zone Commissions are
recognized as Continental Confederations
1993
The FIVB becomes the largest sports organisation in
the world with 210 affiliated member associations
2006
The FIVB represents the interests of 220 National
Federations and five Continental Confederations
FIVB Presidents
1947-1984
Paul Libaud (FRA)
1984-2008
Dr. Rubén Acosta (MEX)
2008-2012
Jizhong Wei (CHN)
2012-
Dr. Ary S. Graça F° (BRA)