President's Activities Newsletter No. 1 - page 5

The International Volleyball Federation
(FIVB) welcomed a beach volleyball
player delegation to its headquarters
in Lausanne, Switzerland to review and
discuss the FIVB’s modernised global
beach volleyball strategy put in place
for the Olympic period 2013-2016.
Following the direction of FIVB
President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° for
increased transparency, democracy
and fairness towards players, FIVB
Beach Volleyball Commission President
Vicente Araujo and FIVB Beach
Volleyball Department Director Angelo
Squeo explained to the delegation –
which included nine players: Hannes
Brinkborg (SWE), Lauren Fendrick
(USA), Daniel Hupfer (AUT), Janne
Kongshavn (NOR), Todd Rogers (USA),
Pedro Solberg (BRA), Maria Tsiartsiani
(GRE), Marloes Wesselink (NED) and
Nadine Zumkehr (SUI) – the technical
aspects of the new FIVB beach
volleyball philosophy and its
goals, namely:
To grow the sport worldwide; to
increase the number of participating
national federations; to increase the
role of the confederations; to
increase the importance of all levels
of events; to increase the number
of promoters; to create more
opportunities for players to play;
to allow new teams and new countries
to enter the World Tour easily; to
ensure high quality events without
over burdening promoters.
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Following the implementation
of development programmes in
NORCECA and South America, the
FIVB is using the same model in Africa
and Asia to complete what has been
an extremely exciting year for the
global development of volleyball and
beach volleyball under the new FIVB
President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°.
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 13, 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 7, 2013
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