FIVB Athletes' Commission

Officially launched at Volleyball House during the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the FIVB Athletes’ Commission is currently made up of ten players from nine different countries who represent both volleyball and beach volleyball.

Former Olympic volleyball champion, and three-time World Championship winner from Brazil, Gilberto “Giba” Amauri de Godoy Filho, currently leads the Commission as its President. Former Serbian Olympic volleyball champion, Vladimir Grbić, is the Commission’s Secretary.

The creation of the FIVB Athletes’ Commission marked a new era for the FIVB as the federation formalised its long-term and loyal relations with its global network of players. Meanwhile, it reaffirmed the FIVB’s commitment to its players being the heart and soul of its work, ensuring that their interests continue to be represented.

Title Name First Name Function Discipline Country
Mr. AMAURI DE GODOY FILHO Gilberto "Giba" President Volleyball BRA
Mr. GRBIC Vladimir Secretary Volleyball SRB
Mrs. GAMOVA Ekaterina Member Volleyball RUS
Mr. BRINK Julius Member Beach volleyball GER
Mrs. CHEN Xue Member Beach volleyball CHN
Mrs. KIM Yeon Koung Member Volleyball KOR
Mrs. MEPPELINK Madelein Member Beach Volleyball NED
Mr. PAPI Samuele Member Volleyball
ITA
Mrs. LARSON
Jordan
Member
Volleyball
USA
Mr. REGO
Emanuel
Expert
Beach volleyball
BRA
FIVB Athletes' Commission
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