FIVB President Ary Graça (right) with Russian Volleyball Federation President Stanislav Shevchenko (centre) and President of the National Federation of Italy Pietro Bruno Cattaneo
Cancun, Mexico, November 15, 2018 – The FIVB today announced that Russia will host the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship.
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° made the announcement in front of almost 200 National Federations at the federation’s 36th World Congress in Cancun Mexico.
Volleyball has grown significantly in Russia in recent years, thanks partly to the great success of the Russian men’s national team. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Russia won volleyball gold. In 2018, Russia won the inaugural Volleyball Nations League (VNL), before qualifying for the final week of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Italy and Bulgaria.
Following the announcement, FIVB President Ary Graça said:
“We are very excited to be partnering with Russia for the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. We have no doubt that Russia will deliver a world-class event in which the FIVB will present the latest technologies and advancements in fan entertainment, showcasing state-of-the-art volleyball competitions.
“After a very competitive bid process, the FIVB unanimously concluded that Russia’s bid was the best one for the global development of volleyball. It will allow us to inspire volleyball to the people in Russia, the surrounding region and around the world.”
The FIVB announced that the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be hosted by Russia
Russian Volleyball Federation President Stanislav Shevchenko said:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Russian Volleyball Federation and the Russian people to cheer on their team on home soil. We saw the excitement for volleyball after Russia won the VNL and we are already looking forward to hosting a great event that the entire volleyball family will enjoy!”
FIVB Athletes’ Commission President Gilberto "Giba" Amauri de Godoy Filho said:
“The decision to award the Men’s World Championship to Russia is another great step for the development of volleyball. The passion of the fans is incredible – I know that from my time as a player – and Russia has shown its quality for hosting spectacular major sporting events. I played in Russia for two years and I’m very happy to know that this great country is going to host the 2022 World Championship.”
The announcement for the host of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship will be made shortly.