Havana, Cuba, June 9, 2009 - The Cuban Volleyball
Federation officially kicked off the 20th edition of the World League with a
press conference attended by the federation president and national team
Cuban Federation President and former player Raul Diago
thanked the organizing committee for its efforts in arranging all the details
of the event, which starts next Friday with four games.
Diago expressed his hopes of holding a beautiful
spectacle in Cuba, whose team has participated 18 times in the World
Posters, magazines and World League schedules were given
to the media and other guests at the presentation, which took place at the
Melia Havana Hotel.
Cuban National Team members Roberlandy Simon (captain),
Odelvis Dominico, Keibel Gutierrez and Yoandy Leal emphasized their
determination to put in a good performance at the tournament.
Cuba shares Pool C with Russia - bronze medalist at the
Beijing Olympic Games and in last season's World League - Bulgaria and Japan.
Up first for Cuba will be matches against Bulgaria.