FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL
FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball
FIVB) is the international organisation responsible for all forms of volleyball
on a global level. Working closely with National Federations and private
enterprises, the FIVB promotes volleyball competitions and development
activities as entertainment and promotional factors for the enjoyment of
spectators and participants while satisfying sponsors’ needs. In September
of 2012, Dr. Ary Graça Filho was voted by the FIVB World Congress as the
fourth FIVB President in history. Dr. Graça replaced Mr Jizhong Wei of China
who became the third FIVB President on August 24, 2008 at the conclusion of
the Beijing Olympic Games. Mr Wei replaced Dr. Rubén Acosta Hernández of
Mexico, who served as the FIVB President for 24 years.
The FIVB governs, manages and communicates all forms of volleyball and
beach volleyball worldwide. It aims to develop volleyball as a major global
sport based on high entertainment value through world class planning and
organization of competitions, marketing and promotional activities.
One of the top three global international sporting federations, the FIVB
provides leadership to 500-million players and 33-million licensed athletes
from 220 affiliated National Federations. Partnering with up to 100 event
organizers and TV broadcasters annually, the FIVB is the worldwide leader
in innovative ‘new generation’ sports entertainment and awards over
$25-million in prize money every year.
THE FIVB STRUCTURE
As the FIVB’s basic platform and comprising all affiliated National Federations,
the World Congress is the supreme authority. Convened every two years, the
Congress elects the President andmembers of the Board of Administration. The
Board is responsible for the overall management of the FIVB, overseeing the
work of the National Federations, confederations, commissions and councils
and appoints officials, including members of the Executive Committee.
−− The Executive Committee is composed of Board members and each
member is charged with important and specific responsibilities.
−− The FIVB President is personally accountable before the Congress and the
Board of Administration whose decisions he is responsible for executing
and is supported by the Executive Committee members.
−− The National Federations are responsible for volleyball in their respective
−− The continental confederations, councils and commissions are supporting
institutions of FIVB actions in their area and are accountable before the FIVB
for the fulfillment of their duties in accordance with FIVB regulations and
−− The FIVB Technical Officials represent the FIVB worldwide in its global
operations. They supervise and participate in the organisation of events,
ensuring that event organisers deliver world class conditions to sponsors