President's Activities Newsletter No. 1 - page 9

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Dr. Ary S. Graça F° was personally
congratulated on his election as the
new FIVB President by IOC President
Dr. Jacques Rogge during an inaugural
meeting between the
two at the IOC headquarters in
Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Graça F° was accompanied
to the IOC by FIVB Honorary Life
President Jizhong Wei, FIVB 1st
Executive Vice President Cristobal Marte
Hoffiz, Executive Vice President and
Treasurer Dr. Amr M. Elwani, Board of
Administration member Vicente Araujo
and FIVB General Director Carlos Luiz
Martins.
Dr. Rogge welcomed the FIVB
delegation before Dr. Graça F° met the
IOC President discussing the future of
the FIVB and the democratic change
which has occurred at the FIVB over
the past four years which Dr. Rogge
acknowledged has helped significantly
modify the relationship between the
IOC and the FIVB.
PReSiDenT GRAçA
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Lausanne, Switzerland, October 9, 2012
Dr. Ary S. Graça F° has been elected
as the fourth FIVB President at the
FIVB Congress at Disneyland Hotel
in Anaheim, USA.
Needing a 50 per cent plus one
majority of the eligible votes,
Dr. Graça, who was president of the
Brazil Volleyball Federation and the
South America Confederation and
a member of the FIVB Board of
Anaheim, USA, September 21, 2012
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The Beach Volleyball Continental
Cup, a series of qualification
tournaments towards the 2012
London Olympic Games, allowed the
participation of almost 150 national
federations in the past three years.
Anaheim, USA, September 21, 2012
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happened with each federation voting
by secret ballot with a choice of three
candidates. “I would like to address
my thanks for those who trusted me,
for those who voted for me,” said
President Graça.
Administration, recorded 103 votes,
with USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal
obtaining 86 and Australia Volleyball
Federation President Chris Schacht 15.
With 206 participating federations,
two votes were recorded as invalid.
Former FIVB President Jizhong Wei
promised the FIVB’s first democratic
election and that was exactly what
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