FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

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QOC Secretary General meets FIVB President

FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° presents a plaque of honor to His Excellency Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee in Doha on Thursday

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2012 - His Excellency Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) greeted Dr Ary S. Graça F°, President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and his accompanying delegation at the QOC Headquarters on Thursday.

The FIVB officials are visiting Doha to attend the 2012 FIVB Club World Championships being organized by the Qatar Volleyball Association which started last Saturday and finish on Friday.

The QOC secretary general greeted Dr Graça F° and stressed the keenness of the QOC to cooperate and coordinate with the FIVB. H.E. Sheikh Saoud also wished all success for Dr Graça F°, in his new mission as President of the FIVB and thanked him for selecting Doha to be his first destination after the elections.
Likewise, the FIVB President applauded Qatar’s comprehensive development in sports infrastructure and its ambitious strategy for development in all sport fields at both regional and international levels.
He also praised the Qatari hospitality and the excellent organization for the FIVB Club World Championships which Qatar has revived after a 17-year gap under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the heir apparent and President of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

Talks during the meeting centered on ways of expanding sport cooperation and exchanging experience between the FIVB and the QOC.

Moreover, the secretary general hosted a luncheon banquet in honour of the FIVB officials at the QOC headquarters.

The meeting and the luncheon banquet were attended by Mr. Fisal Saleh Al-Mansoori, director of the QOC Public Relations and Marketing Department, Mr. Yousef Kanu and Mr. Ali Ghanim Al-Kuwari, Board Members of the QVBA.

Dr Graça F° was accompanied during the visit by Mr Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, FIVB 1st Executive Vice President, Mr Andre Meyer, 2nd Executive Vice President, Dr Amr Elwany, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Mr Aleksandar Boricic, Executive Vice President, Mr Miroslaw Przedpelski, Board of Administration member and co-opted member of the FIVB Executive Committee, and Dr Yuichiro Hamu, Executive Board member of the Japan Volleyball Association.

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