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Imperial Crown Prince Naruhito escorted by FIVB President Acosta and FUJI Television President Mr. Hieda presided the Opening Ceremony of 2007 Volleyball World Cup

FIVB President Dr. Rubén Acosta and His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito

Tokyo, 3rd November 2007 – The FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007 had an outstanding Opening Ceremony. His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, the guest of honour of the ceremony, watched the show close to the President of the FIVB, Dr. Rubén Acosta. Fuji Television President, Mr. Hisashi Hieda, who is President of the National Organizing Committee of the event, sat beside them at the table of honour.

After the playing of the FIVB anthem, the players of the six teams at each venue entered the arena. The President of the Japan Volleyball Association, Masao Tachiki, who is the tournament Committee Chairman, and the FIVB President Dr. Ruben Acosta H. offered their greetings, before the athletes’ oath taken by Japan captain Yoshie Takeshita.

The crowd gave its ovation to the show of the 10-member boy band “Hey! Say! Jump”, whose single, “Ultra Music Power”, is the World Cup soundtrack.

The show was highlighted by the worldwide TV production of Fuji Television will be the Official Home Broadcaster, producing all the matches for Women and Men’s tournament for a worldwide distribution.

 

Picture of the Opening Ceremony, as for complete photo galleries of all the matches of the FIVB World Cup, are available for Media purpose on www.fivb.org

  
 

 

  
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