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06 / 2012
Cover photo
New FIVB President
Dr. Ary S. Graça F° (left) with his
predecessor, Honorary Life President
Jizhong Wei, at the FIVB Congress in
Anaheim where Dr Graça was elected to
serve as the fourth President of the FIVB
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Towards an efficient,
dynamic, modern federation
2
editorial
Photo calendar for 2012
4
the big picture
FIVB Congress:
Disneyland heralds a new dawn
6
Cover Story
32
36
Q & A
Development
Profile of a president:
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°
14
SPOTLIGHT
My greatest victory:
Two world champions tackle
a new challenge
26
FOCUS
REVIEW
Jaqueline’s golden year
ends with Club World joy
18
38
Confede­rations
38
AVC
Vanuatu and Australia triumph in Tahiti
40
CAVB
Beach pair make sporting history for Burundi
42
CEV
Grozer’s reputation keeps on growing
44
CSV
Chilean youth warming their nation’s heart
46
NORCECA
Beach volley circuit goes from strength to strength
Grbic gives us his word
Sweden swept along
by Kidsvolley