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FIVB Board of Administration meets in Rome

The Board of Administration meets ahead of the FIVB Congress in Rome which starts on Thursday
Rome, Italy, September 7, 2010 – The FIVB Board of Administration completed its pre-Congress meeting at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel in Rome, Italy on Tuesday ahead of the FIVB 2010 World Congress, which will take place on Thursday and Friday.

Key decisions made, which will be presented to the Congress, included:

•    The revision of the wording of the Constitution concerning the election procedure for the 2012 Presidential position,
•    The confirmation of a revised budget in function of new development,
•    The confirmation of two cities – Rome and Berlin – as the venues for two Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournaments 2012 following a open and  transparent bidding process

“Since we have more income, we have to invest more into development,” FIVB President Mr. Jizhong Wei told the Board members. “Development is the priority in all our work whether it be on the court or in the office, we must invest in development.”

The Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament bidding process  saw seven federations – Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands - apply to host an Olympic qualifier, which will take place in May 2012, as two of three qualifying events with Japan already confirmed as the host of the first tournament. Each federation’s application was rated on hosting experience, logistics, budget, the venue and host TV contracts with the host venue of this year’s FIVB Men’s World Championship 2010 final Palalottomatica in Rome and Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Halle coming out on top.

The FIVB Congress week in Rome continues on Wednesday with a development workshop for up and coming federations followed by the Congress which starts at 8.30am on Thursday and Friday.

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