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Uruguay stamps its century celebration on the postal service

Uruguay's Volleyball Federation will be showcasing their sport in the post in the coming months
Montevideo, Uruguay, April 15, 2015 – The Uruguay Olympic Committee helped the Uruguay Volleyball Federation mark its century by unveiling a special stamp that depicts a volleyball being hit over a net. 

The unveiling ceremony took place in the UOC’s ceremonial hall and featured Olympic Committee president, Julio Cesar Maglione, Uruguayan Mail representatives, Maria Solange Moreira and Paul Arretche and Alfredo Etchandy, who represented the government, the authorities of volleyball and athletes.

The president of the FUV, Julio Perez spoke about the how the federation was founded on March 11, 1915, while Julio Cesar Maglione spoke of how the sail of postage stamps helped finance the Uruguayan teams’ passage to the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.  

Later in the year FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° will join the FUV, players and major officials for a party to celebrate the FUV centenary. 


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