International Volleyball



The FIVB has now grown into the three-organisation ecosystem

  • The FIVB’s unparalleled achievements with the leadership of President Graça were celebrated
  • The motto “Innovation and Opportunity” has guided the FIVB over the past 12 years
  • The Board of Administration discussed a number of very important topics, including upcoming events
  • Continental Confederation Presidents presented their activity reports during the meeting

The FIVB Board of Administration celebrated the organisation’s monumental achievements throughout the mandate of FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° during its meetings this week.

Dr Ary S. Graça F°’s presidency has been guided by two key principles: “Innovation and Opportunity!” The key accomplishments highlighted, included:

  • Introduction and implementation of world class sport presentation at FIVB events
  • Creation of Volleyball World and the partnership with CVC Capital Partners
  • Creation of the Athletes’ Commission and Athletes’ Relief Support fund during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Significant progress in good governance and transparency
  • Financial stability
  • Launch of the best ever Volleyball Calendar 2025-2028
  • Introduction of biennial Volleyball World Championships with 32 teams per gender
  • Creation of the cutting edge VNL and Beach Pro Tour annual tournaments
  • Development and expansion of snow volleyball
  • Significant growth across social media
  • Creation of the FIVB Volleyball Foundation.

The FIVB Board of Administration gave a standing ovation to the FIVB President at the end of the meeting

During his opening remarks, FIVB President Dr Ary S Graça F° said:

“Everything that I promised during my 2012 campaign, I have delivered! We have truly transformed the reality of our sport over the past decade. From introducing a range of innovations and professionalising our sport, to providing more opportunities to all our National Federations through our revolutionary programme of Volleyball Empowerment and Development.

“Back in 2012, we had only one organisation, the FIVB, the global governing body of our sport. Today, we have also added Volleyball World as the commercial arm of the FIVB and the Volleyball Foundation. From one governing body, we have grown to a three-organisationecosystem! The true volleyball trilogy!”

The FIVB Board of Administration also discussed the 2023 Financial reports and listened to the presentation and proposals of the Legal Commission. Other topics included the Volleyball Empowerment and…

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