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FIVB welcomes IOC President Thomas Bach

 
FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° and International Olympic Committee President Dr. Thomas Bach met at the headquarters of the International Volleyball Federation on Monday
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 29, 2015 – FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° welcomed International Olympic Committee President Dr. Thomas Bach to the headquarters of the International Volleyball Federation on Monday, where the ongoing development of volleyball and beach volleyball and preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were discussed.

The Olympic volleyball tournament in 2016 will take place at the Maracanãzinho Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The same venue will host the Finals of the 2015 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League, which will serve as a test event ahead of the Olympics next year.

The beach volleyball tournament at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is also set to mark an important new milestone in the history of the sport, after the highly successful event at the London Olympics. A temporary beach volleyball stadium will be located at Copacabana beach with seating for 12,000 spectators. The venue, which will be located on one of Brazil’s most iconic landmarks, will play a central role in the image of the 2016 Olympic Games, which will take place from August 5-21 next year.

Ticket sales for the volleyball and beach volleyball events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been extremely popular, with the interest in volleyball putting the sport ahead of other popular events including football, swimming and athletics.





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