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At a press conference during a four day visit
to Algeria in December, FIVB President Dr.
Ary S. Graça F° confirmed his support for the
development of volleyball in Africa.
A development plan funded by the
International Volleyball Federation for the
practice of the discipline in North African
countries, especially in Algeria, will be
implemented shortly, with specific materials
FIVB
such as nets and balls provided to the
federations,” Dr. Graça announced.
During this visit, the President held talks
with officials from Algerian sporting bodies,
attended a women’s volleyball match in
the city of Tipaza and a mini volleyball
tournament at the Blida school sports hall.
The mini volleyball tournament in Blida brought together around 1,500 athletes from different provinces
Olympic editions of VolleyWorld
available online
Following a decision by the World Grand Prix
Council at its annual meeting in December,
Italy, Russia, Turkey and Germany were
the four new teams added to the premier
annual FIVB women’s volleyball event,
the World Grand Prix. The change will be
implemented in the 2013 edition of the
Grand Prix.
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Spanish and Arabic. Electronic versions can
be downloaded
Doha GOALS Forum
In early December, President Graça
attended a two-and-a-half day meeting
of the Doha GOALS Forum, the premier
platform for world leaders to advance social
initiatives through sport. Among other
issues, participants discussed ways to use
sport as an agent of change for society and
initiatives to enhance the working practices
of federations and sport governing bodies.
UPDATED RULES OF THE GAME FOR VOLLEYBALL
AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL PUBLISHED
Following the approval of revisions to the
Rules of the Games at the FIVB Congress in
September 2012, the updated documents
were published by the FIVB in December.
A major consideration in the deliberations
of the Rules of the Game Commission was
2016
Olympic qualification
process
FIVB World Grand Prix expands
for 2013
At its meeting in December, the Sports
Events Council firmed up the individual
qualification criteria to the 2016 Olympic
Games qualification events, which
will be proposed to the FIVB Board of
Administration in 2013 for final approval.
the integration of beach volleyball and
volleyball under a single umbrella, with a
coming together of common themes,” said
Sandy Steel, president of the Rules of the
Game Commission.
PRESIDENT GRAÇA CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT