The meeting was a vital step in Dr. Graça’s attempts to introduce new
reforms that will help modernise both disciplines and provide uniformity
for those who play, organise and officiate them. It will also help make
them even more appealing and provide greater clarity for spectators in
the stands or watching on television.
In volleyball the main decision was the introduction of the Challenge
System in time for the FIVB Volleyball World League and FIVB Volleyball
World Grand Prix Finals, while federations will have the option of using
the system during the preliminary rounds.
The two day meeting of the Board of Administration took place at the
FIVB headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The FIVB Board of Administration made a number of important
changes that will help shape volleyball and beach volleyball
when they met for the first time under the presidency of Dr. Ary
S. Graça F° in Lausanne in April.