“Let’s now build the future” – President Graça


The 35th FIVB World Congress closed in Buenos Aires on Thursday

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 6, 2016 - The 35th FIVB World Congress came to a close in Buenos Aires on Thursday following two productive days of presentations, debate and discussions to review progress under re-elected President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°’s vision for the federation.

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Delegates from 170 (200 including proxies) federations attended the second day of the Congress to hear presentations from the FIVB commissions. Presentations from the FIVB’s five confederations – AVC, CSV, NORCECA, CAVB and CEV, were also given to update delegates on continental developments and future plans.

Closing the Congress, President Graça said:

“As I have said many times, we are in a golden era for volleyball. London 2012 and Rio 2016 were huge. But they are history already. Let’s now build the future: the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Austria in 2017, the Volleyball World Championships in 2018: in Italy and Bulgaria for the men and in Japan for the women. 

“We will write history again in these three World Championships.

“And then we will have what I expect will be the most innovative and technological Olympic Games ever, in Tokyo 2020.

“I would like to thank everybody who made a contribution to this Congress.”

Quick links - Competitions:
Italy and Bulgaria present 2018 Men's World Championship to Congress
JVA presents plans for 2018 Women’s World Championship
Congress looks ahead to 2017 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Vienna
Congress receives 2018 Youth Olympic Games update

Earlier the Congress re-elected Dr. Graça as the FIVB President for the period 2016 – 2024 by acclamation as he received unanimous support for his candidacy from all five of the FIVB’s continental confederations.