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President Wei makes visit to Israel

President Wei visited the Wingate Institute at the Volleyball Academy, where he met some of the future stars of Israel volleyball
Jerusalem, Israel, May 28, 2011 - FIVB President Mr Jizhong Wei concluded a visit to Israel on Saturday, during which he met Israel's Sports Minister, Mrs Limor Livnat, at Israel's parliament in Jerusalem.

President Wei also met with Tel Aviv mayor Mr. Ron Huldai, who expressed Tel Aviv’s will and desire to host FIVB beach volleyball events. On July 27, Tel Aviv will host the Under-20 European Championship.

President Wei watched training sessions involving Israel's national beach volleyball team and also visited the Wingate Institute at the Volleyball Academy, where he saw Israel’s national volleyball teams in training.

Volleyball came to Israel 80 years ago and President Wei visited the Ein Shemer Kibbutz where it all began.

The President was also the guest of honour at a 2011 CEV Volleyball European League game between Israel and Hungary.

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