Highly Successful FIVB Board Of Administration Meeting Concludes In Dominican Republic

Updates to the composition of the FIVB Athletes’ Commission were also approved

The FIVB Board of Administration, led by FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F°, today concluded its productive three-day gathering in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with a number of important topics discussed.

During the meeting, the members received comprehensive updates on Volleyball World from its CEO, Finn Taylor. He highlighted the remarkable success of the ongoing VNL 2023, with a notable 50% increase in attendance compared to last year’s edition, as well as substantial growth in OTT subscribers since the beginning of the event.

In addition, the Board discussed and approved a number of proposals from the FIVB Commissions and Councils.

Beach volleyball Olympian Doaa Elghobashy from Egypt is now part of the Athletes’ Commission

In particular, the FIVB Board of Administration approved, with immediate effect, the following proposals of the Athletes’ Commission:

1) For Simone Anzani (ITA) to substitute resigned Samuele Papi (ITA) as an Athletes’ Commission Member

2) For Sam Deroo (BEL) to substitute Samuele Papi (ITA) as the Athletes’ Commission Secretary

3) For Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) to substitute resigned Anouk Verge-Depre as an Athletes’ Commission Member.

World champion, Simone Anzani joins the FIVB Athletes’ Commission

Moreover, Kare Mol (NOR), a head coach of the Norwegian Vikings, Anders Mol and Christian Sorum, joins the Technical and Coaching Commission as an observer representing beach volleyball.

During the meeting, the Presidents of all five Continental Confederations presented their projects for the years 2023-2024, while updates on volleyball and beach volleyball events were also shared, including the Olympic Games Paris 2024.