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A flagship publication
It gives me great pleasure to introduce
you to the 2011 FIVB Year Book, an
indispensable guide to what was another
action-packed year of volleyball and beach
volleyball.
Since its introduction four years ago, the
FIVB Year Book has gone from strength
to strength and can now be considered
something of a flagship publication. As
well as highlighting the main stories of
the year both on and off the court, it
documents all of the facts and figures
with impressive clarity and detail.
Volleyball of course is an extremely
photogenic sport, and the Year Book has
also now become a terrific platform for
showcasing the wonderful images that
our photographers have captured and
contributed to the FIVB Press Department’s
extensive photograph library.
PRESIDENT’S INTRO
And I would like to pay particular attention
this year to the inclusion of an extended
chapter on FIVB Development. In 2011 we
celebrated the first complete year of the
FIVB Development Fund and the launch of
several new initiatives such as Cool Volley,
and as you all know this is something I
believe is fundamental to the future of our
sport and to the communities we strive to
serve.
I thank everyone who has contributed
to the 2011 FIVB Year Book. Next year, a
new FIVB President will be introducing you
to this book for the first time, which will
provide an opportunity to turn over a new
page towards a strong and prosperous
future, not only for the FIVB but also I
hope for this publication.
Jizhong Wei
FIVB President
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As well as highlighting
the main stories of the
year both on and off the
court, the FIVB Year Book
documents all of the facts
and figures in impressive
clarity and detail