Official Bulletin N° 3/24 (Fortnightly publication)
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february 2013
Edition in english
Looking ahead in
volleyball
The number 13 may be unlucky for some
but for the sport of volleyball the year 2013
is proving to be a monumental one.
As you will see in the pages of this
edition of World Volley News, a record
number of teams have registered to enter
the qualification process for the 2014 FIVB
Volleyball World Championships. The 295
teams from 162 national federations across
the five confederations represent the
largest increase in participation levels in the
history of the Championship.
The question is: who will be crowned
World Champion in 2014? All we can
be sure about is that a higher level of
participation will drive up the quality of
the competition and bring to the forefront
countries we are not used to seeing on the
courts.
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, FIVB President
FIVB
Record registration for FIVB
Volleyball World Championships
A record number of teams have
registered to enter the qualification
process for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball
World Championships. The 295 teams
come from 162 national federations
across the five confederations, a 27%
increase from the previous best of 214
teams from 119 federations for the FIVB
2010
World Championships.
There are 154 registered countries in
the qualification process for the 2014 FIVB
Volleyball Men’s World Championship in
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Poland (up from 113 in 2010) and 141
countries for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball
Women’s World Championship in Italy.
Countries will compete within their
confederation to determine the 23
participants who will join the hosts at
the FIVB Volleyball World Championships
next year. The winner of the World
Championships will qualify for the FIVB
Volleyball World Cup in 2015, which is the
first Olympic qualification event for the
2016
Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
FIVB signs World Cup deal with Japan
The FIVB has extended its exclusive
marketing,
tournament
organisation
and television rights deal with the Japan
Volleyball Association (JVA) and Fuji TV
for another eight years to stage the FIVB
Volleyball World Cup in 2015 and 2019.
The World Cup plays an integral role in
the Olympic qualification process and is a
very important tournament for volleyball
all round so we are delighted to be able to
continue the tradition of holding the event
in Japan,” said FIVB President Dr. Ary S.
Graça F°.
This agreement ensures that one of
volleyball’s most famous tournaments
continues to be staged in one of the sport’s
most popular countries, while extending
our extraordinary friendship with Fuji TV.”
JVA and Fuji TV have hosted the FIVB
Volleyball World Cup since 1977 after
Poland, East Germany and Uruguay
were the first hosts of the quadrennial
tournament.
Russia has won the men’s title six times (all as USSR) and the women’s crown five times