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FIVB President visits Italy Volleyball Federation

FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° receives a complimentary London 2012 Olympic Games watch from CONI President Giovanni Petrucci with CONI general secretary Raffaele Pagnozzi and Italy FIPAV president Carlo Magri in attendance

Rome, Italy, November 28, 2012 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° visited the host federation - Italy - of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship 2014 on Wednesday, on the eve of the FIVB Sports Events Council meeting which will take place at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland next week.

Italy will host the FIVB's premier women's volleyball event four years after the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship was successfully staged in 2010.

President Graça met with Italy Volleyball Federation (FIPAV) president Carlo Magri to discuss preparations and also took the opportunity to visit the venue of the FIVB SWATCH Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam in Rome - the Foro Italico.

At the same time, President Graça visited the Italy Olympic Committee (CONI) where he was welcomed by CONI President Giovanni Petrucci and general secretary Raffaele Pagnozzi.

The timetable for the FIVB meetings at the end of this week and start of next is:

November 30: Finance Commission
December 1: World League Council
December 2: World Grand Prix Council
December 3-4: Sports Events Council


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