World Congress
FIVB welcomes East Timor as 218th
country to join International Volleyball
Porto, Portugal, May 12, 2004 – The South East Asian country of East Timor was welcomed into the international Volleyball family during the opening session of the International Volleyball Federation’s 29th World Congress in Porto, Portugal on Wednesday.

The World Congress considered that East Timor, which has a population of less than one million, fulfilled all the conditions for its affiliation to the governing body of Volleyball worldwide and thus became the 218th country or territory of the world’s largest sports organisation and a member of the Asian Confederation.