FIVB President appointed to the IOC's Sport for All Commission
President Graça will be part of the 31 member commission, which was created by the IOC in 1983 in response to the growing public interest in sports practice, health, fitness and physical activity. The aim of the Sport for All Commission is to encourage regular physical activity and to promote its health and social benefits to all members of society.
Fellow FIVB and IOC member Rita Subowo, was reappointed to the Sport for All Commission and will also sit on the Sport and Environment Commission and the Coordination Commission for the Youth Olympic Games. FIVB Executive Vice-President and IOC member, Mr Habu Gumel, was designated as a member of the IOC’s Sport and Environment Commission.
Other FIVB members included in the IOC Commissions include Mr Hiroshi Takeuchi (President of the FIVB’s Press Commission) who has been reappointed to the IOC’s 27 member Press Commission and Mr Peter Diamond (member of the FIVB Television and New Media Commission) reappointed to the IOC’s Radio and Television Commission.
The role of the Commissions is to guide the IOC and the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games in their missions.