New era for FIVB set to begin in Anaheim
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14, 2012 - The supreme governing body of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the World Congress, will begin next Wednesday in the California city of Anaheim, USA.
Top of the three-day agenda is the election of a new FIVB President and the FIVB Board of Administration gender minority representatives.
With FIVB President Jizhong Wei set to stand down after four years, the 33rd edition of the Congress will usher in a new era for the governing body of international volleyball with the fourth FIVB President set to be elected.
The candidates for the FIVB President election (term 2012-2016), which are expected to take place on Friday,) are the following:
Mr Doug Beal (USA). Mr Beal is an FIVB Board of Administration member and President of USA Volleyball.
The candidates for the minority gender positions (two to be elected) on the FIVB Board of Administration are the following:
Mrs Marta Centeno O. De Sajche (Guatemala). Mrs Centeno O. De Sajche is an FIVB Executive Vice-President.
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Preceding the Congress will be a one-day seminar for emerging federations on Tuesday where the FIVB Technical and Development Department will conduct the seminar, providing key examples of growth and activities to further expand the sport of volleyball and illustrations of how sport can help communities. Both the Congress and Seminar will be streamed live on the FIVB website at the following link: http://www.fivb.org/EN/Congress/2012/
Other key items on the agenda include modifications to the FIVB Constitution, a review of all the FIVB’s accounts and finances - including external and internal audit reports - approval of the 2013 to 2015 budget, as well as presentations from each of the organisers of future FIVB events such as the age-group volleyball World Championships in 2013, next year’s beach volleyball World Championships in Poland and the 2015 edition in the Netherlands as well as the 2014 volleyball World Championships for men in Poland and for women in Italy.