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FIVB Constitution and Regulations

The FIVB has its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland and is organised in the legal form of a not-for-profit association. Through its governing institutions such as the Congress and the Board of Administration, the FIVB has established a legal framework which applies to volleyball activities globally. The FIVB Constitution is the supreme legal text of FIVB and any amendments thereto fall within the exclusive authority of the Congress.

The latest edition of the FIVB Constitution was approved by the Congress held in Cancun, Mexico on 15-16 November 2018.

The FIVB Board of Administration is responsible for the enactment and update of the FIVB Regulations*.

* On 7 April 2016, the FIVB Board of Administration decided to split the FIVB Sports Regulations into two set of rules, namely the Event Regulations and the Sports Regulations. The FIVB Tribunal and FIVB agent Regulations have been incorporated in and are now an integral part of the FIVB Sports Regulations.

FIVB Judicial Bodies

Article 2.7 of the FIVB Constitution (ed. 2014) provides for the creation of four (4) judicial bodies:

Disciplinary Panel

Decides on alleged violations of the FIVB Constitution and Regulations. In the event of an anti-doping rule violation, a member appointed by the Medical Commission also participates in the Disciplinary Panel.



Year Case Nature of the offence
2017 2017-09 Worldwide extension of sanction
  2017-08 Illegal transfer of a player - Non-Observance of Sanction
  2017-06 Using inside information - Absence of personal jurisdiction
  2017-05 Using inside information - Absence of personal jurisdiction
  2017-04 Betting
  2017-03b Betting
  2017-03a Betting - Other violations
  2017-01 Withdrawal from International Competitions
2015 2015-02 Illegal transfer of a player
  2015-01 Non attendance of a press conference
2014 2014-02 Violent Conduct
2013 2013-01 Withdrawal from International Competitions


Appeals Panel

Decides appeals filed by an affected party against decisions of FIVB bodies (e.g. the President, the Board of Administration, the Disciplinary Panel etc). Appeals procedures are set out in the FIVB Disciplinary Regulations.



Year Case Nature of the case
2018 2018-01 Illegal transfer of a player - Non-Observance of Sanction
2017 2017-01 Referee decisions
2015 2015-01 Contractual Relations
2014 2014-01 Violent Conduct - CAS 2015 A 4095
2013 2013-01 International Transfer


FIVB Tribunal

Decides on financial disputes of an international dimension between players/coaches/clubs (as well as coaches/NFs) either (a) reviewing a decision taken by the FIVB/Confederation in accordance with the Sports Regulations or (b) directly, upon referral of a case by the FIVB/Confederation.



Year Case Nature of the case
2017 2017-02 Legal Status of a Club
  2017-01 Player Performance/Fixed Salaries
2016 2016-12 Termination of Contract
  2016-11 Competence over Agent claims
  2016-10 Competence over Agent claims
  2016-09 Initial Medical Examination/Estoppel
  2016-08 Competence over Agent claims
  2016-07 Image Rights/Sporting Contract
  2016-06 Mutual Termination of Contract
  2016-05 Premature Termination by Player
  2016-04 Proof of Payment of Salaries
  2016-03 Proof of Payment of Salaries
  2016-02 Proof of Payment of Salaries
  2016-01 Intent to Terminate Contract
2015 2015-07 Image Rights/Sporting Contract
  2015-04 Initial Medical Examination
  2015-01 Classification of Bank Transfer
2014 2014-02 Exchange Rate Fluctuation
  2014-01 Medical Malpractice
2013 2013-01 Second Medical Opinion


Ethics Panel

Examines possible violations of FIVB's rules on Ethics (see Disciplinary Regulations) and proposes sanctions to the FIVB Board of Administration or to the FIVB Congress.


All Confederations are represented on the FIVB Judicial Bodies. For the composition of each Judicial Body please access here.


Financial Disputes


Article 18.1 of the FIVB Sports Regulations provides that a volleyball club, player, an FIVB License agent or coach may file a complaint before the FIVB in order to resolve a financial dispute of international dimension. The same procedure may also apply to a financial dispute between a national federation and a coach.

As of 1 November 2013, the procedure is free of charge save for a handling fee of :

  • FIVB Cases CHF 500
  • CEV Cases EUR 400

Useful Documents

For further information please access the FIVB Sports Regulations (Article 18.1).

Note: The FIVB Sports Regulations entered into force during the 2012/13 season. Consequently, only cases which arose during the 2012/13 season (or later) are admissible as Financial Disputes under the procedure of Art. 18.1 of the FIVB Sports Regulations. Contractual violations relating to previous seasons may, depending on their circumstances, fall under the scope of Art. 6.10.2 of the FIVB Sports Regulations.

The FIVB Agent Regulations (now incorporated into the FIVB Sports Regulations) enter into force during the 2014/15 season. Consequently, only cases which arose during the 2014/15 season (or later) are admissible as Financial Disputes under the procedure of Art. 18.1 of the FIVB Sports Regulations.

> FIVB Financial Disputes Sanctions Table (08-Nov-2019)

Application to change of Federation of Origin

Applications must be received by the FIVB by no later than
14 May 2019
in order to be considered by the FIVB Executive Committe at its next meeting.

> Download the form 


FIVB Licensed Agents

  1. Rogério Teruo Hangai (BRA)
  2. Miomir Krasic (SRB)
  3. Theo Hofland (NED)
  4. Irena Tomovic (SRB)
  5. Jin Yong-Ju (KOR)
  6. Bojan Milic (SRB)
  7. Keunhyuk IM (KOR)
  8. Roberto Mogentale (POL)
  9. Beltrami Luca (ITA)
  10. Vannucci Edoardo (ITA)
  11. Ahn Taesoo (Jason) (KOR)
  12. GU Seonmo (KOR)
  13. Matijasevic Georges (FRA)
  14. Novi Luca (ITA)
  15. Huttunen Nisse (FIN)
  16. Grzyb Boleslaw (POL)
  17. Lee Taeho (KOR)
  18. Sandzaka Tatjana (LAT)
  19. Quinones Vera Eddy (FIN)
  20. Geraldo Maciel Neto (BRA)
  21. Donato Saltini (ITA)
  22. Boris Simurina (CRO)
  23. Nam Hee Park (KOR)
  24. Marco Raguzzoni (ITA)
  25. Jaewoo Kwon (KOR)
  26. Davide Gollini (ITA)
  27. Andrzej Grzyb (POL)
  28. Jakub Dolata (POL)
  29. Paolo Buongiorno (ITA)
  30. Sung Hun (Chris) Kim (KOR)
  31. Tunc Afsar (TUR)
  32. William Timothy Kelly (USA)
  33. Massimo Tomalino (ITA)
  34. Guido Caccamo (ITA)
  35. Andris Inveiss (USA)
  36. Chiara Castagnetti (ITA)
  37. Stefano Bartocci (ITA)
  38. Guray Sahin Tarik (TUR)
  39. Branislav Mitrovic (SRB)
  40. Alessandro De Lima  (BRA)
  41. Wongi Byun (KOR)
  42. Yusuf Nahum (TUR)
  43. Chris Chen (CAN)
  44. Özdin Attila Aydin (TUR)
  45. Sergio Turzo (ITA)
  46. Ana Flávia Sanglard (BRA)
  47. Ho Suk Bang (KOR)
  48. Joost Kooistra (NED)
  49. Marcus Eloe (BRA)
  50. Juraj Tomasik (SVK)
  51. Hyun Gon Song (KOR)
  52. Ricardo Hyon Do Kim (BRA)
  53. Dirk Sauermann (GER)
  54. Martin Lebl (CZE)
  55. Ido Liebman (ISR)
  56. Liu Huawei (CHN)
  57. Guilherme Santos (BRA)
  58. Tak Nam Gyun (KOR)
  59. Mr. Zheng Yao (CHN)
  60. Nisa Kurt (TUR)
  61. Anton Bobrov (RUS)
  62. Mr. Hugo Conte (ARG)
  63. Guillaume Samica (FRA)
  64. Steven Manojlovic (CAN)
  65. David Botrel (FRA)