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TV and NewMedia Commission
• improve FIVB video archives to preserve history of
the organization
• consider possible use of Hawk-eye (a computer
system that can be used to track the path of the ball
and assist on close line calls) at upcoming events
• suggested a manual be produced with TV guidelines
so every broadcaster can meet the standards of the
best TV companies
• study use of electronic advertising panels, which are
a potential distraction to players
• distinguish a 3-meter attack zone on court by using
different colors
• consider an FIVB-endorsed Volleyball videogame
Press Commission
• hire professional photographers for all FIVB events
• have two Press Delegates in the Control Committee
when a competition has two venues
• ensure that Press Directors named by local organi-
zers of FIVB events be journalists fluent in English
• more attention focused on the press matters of Youth
and Junior competitions
• establish a yearly FIVB gala celebrating the best
Volleyball and Beach Volleyball players, with trophies
presented to the winners
Sports Events Council
• agreed on a host of changes to vacancies allocated to
continents at major FIVB events
World League Council
• a small working group is to be created to study future
criteria to eliminate and enrol participants and consi-
der ideas to revamp the event for the 20th anniver-
sary of the event in 2009. The group began work in
October and gave its conclusions at the end of 2008.
FIVB World Grand Prix Council
• at the annual FIVB World Grand Prix Council in
Yokohama, Japan, First Executive Vice-President Wei
handed over the Presidency of the Council to Japan
Volleyball Association President Masao Tachiki.
• Mr Wei, who became FIVB President following the
meeting, thanked all Council Members for guiding
The FIVB commissions convened in Lausanne in September 2008 for their yearly meetings. During the pro-
ductive sessions, chaired by FIVB President Jizhong Wei for the first time, a number of internal decisions and
proposals for the Board of Administration were made.
The month of September represents the beginning of the decision-making cycle for the FIVB. The Commis-
sions’ proposals are summarized, submitted to the Board of Administration and then to the World Congress
for final approval or veto.
Highlights of the proposals and discussions of each commission and council follow:
the top annual women’s competition through
10 years of consistent growth.
• he then introduced Mr Tachiki as the new
President and asked all members to continue
their support and help so they can continue to
Medical Commission
• medical regulations are to be enforced, taking
into consideration the new World Anti Doping
Agency code, from January 1, 2009.
Development Commission
• focus on key development areas of the FIVB,
the work of Development Centers and new
locations for the centers in the future
Referee Commission
• followed up on new rules text for 2009-2012
that was introduced after the 31st World
Congress in Dubai
Technical Commission
• introduced and discussed the latest technical
evaluation of the 2008 Olympics (available
online from February 2009) along with issues
involving improvements to the FIVB technical
website by adding new teaching material for use
by National Federations, coaches and officials
Coaches Commission
• analyzed the need for coaching support for
the 2010 World Championships and studied
all the courses that took place in 2008.
• new instructors’ manual and instructors’ refre-
sher course to be introduced and conducted in
2009, jointly with the Technical Commission
Legal Commission
• studied possible limits on the number of ITC
players on court at one time.
• agreed to small modifications to the Internatio-
nal Volleyball Tribunal statutes
and Councils
The Beach Volleyball World Council
The Rules & Refereeing Commission