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FIVB development programme receives IOC boost

The Beach Volleyball World Cup OG 2012 Opportunities Programme is aimed to increase opportunities for the less developed national volleyball federations and their athletes
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 11, 2011 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) is pleased to announce further growth in its development strategy following the confirmation that the FIVB projects - Mass Volleyball Strategies and Volley All Festival – have all been accepted into the framework of the IOC-IF Development Programme 2009-2012.
IOC President Jacques Rogge confirmed the news to FIVB President Jizhong Wei in a letter on Friday. “We have carefully examined your application and would like to sincerely congratulate you on the efforts made and the vision shown in developing your sport,” Dr. Rogge said.
President Wei responded by saying: “This allocation will greatly promote the FIVB’s effort to involve children in beach volleyball and volleyball and the FIVB’s priority of encouraging development, continuing the FIVB’s adherence to the IOC policy of money coming from sport should be used for sports development.”
Each of the FIVB’s development initiatives included in the IOC-IF Development Programme 2009-2012 will receive funding assistance from the IOC.

The goal of the Mass Volleyball Strategies and Volley All Festival project is to motivate national Volleyball Federations to promote and endorse a strategy for youth to participate in volleyball and beach volleyball through events that promote fun and a competitive atmosphere. This is accomplished by fixing annual youth and children Mass Volley events that are run by national volleyball federations as a part of the FIVB Volley All Festival to attract interest at the national level

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