Lausanne, Switzerland, October 15, 2020 – All 12 National Federations of the South American Volleyball Confederation (CSV) unanimously approved the re-election of Rafael Lloreda by acclamation during the organisation’s first-ever virtual 74th Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly.
During his speech, CSV President Rafael Lloreda, who will now lead the Continental Confederation for the next four years, said:
“In the last 4 years, we have held 22 tournaments in six different countries. In these 22 tournaments there were more than 350 games. Over half of our National Federations sent teams to participate in these South American tournaments, and our desire is to have an average of eight teams in each tournament. As for beach volleyball, there were 13 tournaments in five countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay). During the tournaments, more than 730 matches were played, which is important data for the technical and tactical evolution of our athletes.”
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° also delivered a speech during the CSV General Assembly. He began by reiterating his support to the CSV, which has already resulted in a number of development projects being delivered to National Federations in the region, as well as support provided to South American players as part of the FIVB Athletes’ Relief Support fund.
The FIVB President ended his speech by stating:
“We must all work together as a strong family for the benefit of volleyball in South America!”
The CSV General Assembly also saw the re-election of five current members of the CSV Executive Committee for the upcoming four years, including: President Rafael Lloreda, Vice Presidents Marco Tullio Teixeira from Brazil, Judith Rodriguez from Venezuela, Roberto Escobar from Paraguay and Juan Antonio Gutierrez from Argentina, along with Secretary General Renata Blauth.
Additionally, Roberto Escobar, Marco Tullio Teixeira and Juan Antonio Gutierrez were nominated to represent the CSV on the FIVB Board of Administration, which will be elected at the FIVB’s upcoming World Congress in 2021.