Former President of the IRIVF passed away at the age of 75
The FIVB is deeply saddened by the loss of former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation (IRIVF), Mr Mohammad Reza Yazdani Khorram, who passed away on January 16 at the age of 75.
Mr Khorram served as the IRIVF President for 17 years between 1989 and 2006 and was also an AVC Board of Administration Member.
The IRVF quickly found success under his leadership, winning gold at the 1998, 2001 and 2005 editions of the Asian Junior Men’s Volleyball Championships.
Shortly after Mr Khorram’s departure as President, Iran was ranked as Asian number 1 in volleyball.
In 2004, Mr Khorram received the Governmental Merit and Management Badge from the President of Iran for his services to Iranian volleyball, which included the building of sports facilities and training of over 150 international level coaches.
Mr Khorram leaves behind a great legacy. The thoughts and sympathies of the FIVB and the entire Volleyball Family are with his family and friends, as well as the Iranian volleyball community at this difficult time.