Dr. Ary Graça re-elected as FIVB President for eight-year term
Dr. Graça, who was first elected in 2012 at the FIVB World Congress in Anaheim, USA, stood unopposed for re-election to the FIVB presidency for the period 2016 – 2024 after receiving unanimous support for his candidacy from all five of the FIVB’s Continental Confederations.
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Under his pioneering leadership, volleyball has achieved unprecedented worldwide growth and the sport was the signature event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He has helped transform volleyball into an engaging, dynamic and universal sport for all in line with the FIVB’s vision to make volleyball the number one family sport entertainment in the world. His administration of the sport has been underpinned by the FIVB’s core values of innovation, universality and good governance.
Innovation is a key part of the FIVB’s vision as it looks to create a dynamic and engaging sport which appeals to the entire family.
At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the FIVB set the standard for fan engagement at an Olympic Games through its new innovations which created a party atmosphere at the Beach Volleyball Arena and the Maracanãzinho. Rio 2016 also demonstrated volleyball’s appeal as a universal sport as nations such as Egypt competed for the very first time at an Olympic Games beach volleyball competition.
In September last year, Dr. Graça launched the FIVB’s 9 Goals which set out the federation’s long-term strategic plan developed to help direct the future work of the federation and ensure that it realises its vision of volleyball becoming the number one family entertainment sport in the world.
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