Shevchenko re-elected All-Russia Federation President


FIVB President Ary Graca with Stanislav Shevchenko at the 90th anniversary of the All-Russia Volleyball Federation in 2013.

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 16, 2016 - Stanislav Shevchenko will remain president of the All-Russia Volleyball Federation for the next four years, following the body's General Assembly which renewed the mandate of the FIVB Board of Administration member and CEV (European Volleyball Confederation) Vice-President.

Shevchenko, a former international player for the Soviet Union, has been president of the All-Russia Volleyball Federation since 2010 and is joined on the new Board of Administration by such legends as former National Team coaches for women Nikolay Karpol and men Gennady Shipulin as vice-presidents. The third vice-president, responsible for beach volleyball matters is Andrey Gorbenko.

Aleksandr Yaremenko is the General Secreatry of the new 25-member administration.

Karpol, 78, continues to be active as with the same legendary club of Uralochka in Russia's women's Superleague. He started out with Uralochka in 1969 and throughout three decades led Russia's women's National Team to Olympic gold medals in Moscow 1980 and Seoul 1988, and silver in Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Nikolay Karpol with Kseniia Parubets in a 2016 European Champions League match.

Gennady Shipulin, 62, had coached the men's National Team of Russia, leading the side to a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and a bronze at the Athens 2004 Games. He remains head of the coaching staff of Belogorie Belgorod in Russia's Superleague.

Gennady Shipulin at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, where he led Russia to bronze.

The General Assembly also assesed the performances of the Russian National Teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and heard the report of the presidency for the last two years.

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