Bangkok, Thailand, February 2, 2024 – Bangkok, Thailand has been confirmed to host the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League 2024 Finals at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium from June 20 to 23, with Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports Ms Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, FIVB General Director Mr Fabio Azevedo and AVC President Mrs Rita Suwobo jointly presiding over a press conference and signature ceremony in Chaturathit Grand Ballroom at Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok on Friday.
In attendance in the meeting to share their overview about Thailand’s readiness in hosting the volleyball extravaganza were Mr Kongsak Yodmanee, Governor of Sports Authority of Thailand, and Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, President of Thailand Volleyball Association, while a huge number of the media also turned up to hear the event information.
“On behalf of Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Government of Thailand has a soft power policy to drive Thailand by means of sports competitions, aimed to reinforce the image of Thailand as the sports hub for hosting international and global sports events. The Government has realized that the Thailand women’s national volleyball team have potentials in pushing up the Thailand’s soft power policy. They have already brought fame and reputation to the country. Hosting the VNL 2024 Finals, I hope, will bring happiness and create inspiration among Thai youngsters and volleyball enthusiasts,” said the Minister.
In her speech, AVC President Mrs Subowo expressed her thanks for the supports from Thai Government and Sports Authority of Thailand. “With the support from Thai Government and Thai sports authority, I do hope that in the future, we can continue our activities throughout Asia in Bangkok and hopefully Asian teams will be well-prepared and qualify for the Olympics, in indoor and beach volleyball, in the near future.”
FIVB General Director Mr Fabio Azevedo confirmed in his speech that Thailand has already selected to host the VNL 2024 Finals
“On behalf of Federation of International Volleyball, I am honored to officially declare that the Volleyball Nations League 2024 Finals will be held in Thailand. This is the first time that the VNL Finals are coming to Thailand and it deserves. Why? Thailand is land of volleyball because we have great fans here, great athletes. We have great structures and full support from the government. Thank you very much for your great, great support.”
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