The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is an association
governed by Swiss law founded in 1947 and based in Lausanne.
In 2010, the FIVB consists of 220 member federations and presides
over five continental confederations:
(Europe), CSV (South America) and
NORCECA (North and Central
|As FIVB's basic platform and
comprising all affiliated national federations, the
is the supreme authority. Convened every two years, the Congress
elects the President and members of the Board.
|The Board of Administration is
responsible for the overall management of the FIVB, overseeing the
work of the national federations, confederations, commissions and
councils and appoints officials including members of the Executive
|The Executive Committee is
composed of Board members and each member is charged with important
and specific responsibilities. It is assisted by
Committees and Councils.
|The FIVB President is
personally accountable before the Congress and the Board of
Administration whose decisions he is responsible for executing and
is supported by the Executive Committee members and FIVB
Brand - Our Commitment
|As the global guiding organisation for
Volleyball, the FIVB upholds the highest standards to ensure that
the legacy and excellence of the sport is experienced and enjoyed
around the world.
|To create the most exciting sporting
spectacle of precision and performance.
|To maintain the purity and excellence of
Volleyball as one of the most all round athletic, entertaining and
challenging team sports.
- World Congress - the ultimate authority
- Board of Administration - overall management
- President - provides leadership
- Secretariat - professional staff implementing
projects and programs.
William Morgan of the YMCA in 1895 created an innovative game, something
that could show non-violent athletic power. Volleyball was born.
In 1947, the FIVB was created in Europe, when 14 pioneer countries founded
the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball and made Paris, France its
headquarters. The FIVB moved to Lausanne, Switzerland in 1984.