President's Activities Newsletter No. 1 - page 8

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The State of Qatar and the FIVB
both share a common goal and
that is development, said the new
president of volleyball’s world
governing body Dr. Ary S. Graça
F° in Doha at the official lunch
offered by the organisers of the
FIVB Club World Championships
to the FIVB executives and
tournament officials.
Doha, Qatar, October 17, 2012
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DeVelOPMenTAS COMMOn GOAl
International Volleyball Federation
(FIVB) President Dr. Ary S. Graça
F° proved that he is not just a
manager but someone with a sound
knowledge of volleyball, as he
took to the court to play the Vôlei
Master, a senior competition held
in Saquarema, Brazil for athletes
above the age of 35. In its ninth
edition, the event organised by the
Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV)
brings together 145 teams and more
than 1,200 players for an eight-day
competition at the CBV’s Volleyball
Development Center. Players from all
over the country and other countries
in the region travel from afar to
participate in the tournament. The
competition was created by Dr. Graça
during his term as the head of the
Brazilian federation.
“A huge event like this one proves
that volleyball is a sport that can
be practised by people of different
ages, from children to old people.
And it also shows how important
volleyball can be to one’s health,”
Dr. Graça said.
The FIVB President visited the
Vôlei Master with a clear desire to
“play with friends”.
Playing volleyball is not new for
Dr. Graça as he had a victorious
career on the court in the 1960s,
winning important titles and playing
for the Brazilian national team.
fIVB PReSIDenT TAkeS TO
The COuRT AT VôleI MASTeR
Saquarema, Brazil, November 14, 2012
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