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Argentina plans already to be venue of a new FIVB beach event in the country

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 4, 2013 - The Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA) obtained an outstanding balance at the Board of Administration, Councils and Executive meetings held at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) offices last week in the city of Lausanne, with great and very important news for our country.

At the meetings, FIVB President, the Brazilian Ary Graça emphasized the great work done by Argentina at the FIVB World League Final Round last July including all the staff of the Organizing Committee.

At the same time, several Argentine officials are doing important jobs in different areas at the FIVB. At the Referee Committee for example, works the former Argentine international Referee Juan Angel Pereyra from Tucuman, having an important job coordinating the activity at world level.

FeVA President, Juan Antonio Gutierrez had an active participation at the FIVB World League and Beach Commissions meetings, with Argentina obtaining several good news.

Our country proposed to organize at least five international high level volleyball events of the world in the year 2014. The participation of several sponsors was very important showing that the country can achieve an outstanding organizing job. Also, the great support of different province and city hall governments were vital for the historical 2013 organization season, with the first time hosting a FIVB Grand Slam of the Beach Volleyball World Circuit and for third time, the Final Round of the FIVB World league, the premier competition for the most important Seniors' Men World National teams.

“These events engages us to renew our engagement with an excellent organization, outstanding facilities organization and it motivates us to keep working to obtain these basic supports of the national official government” pointed out Gutierrez.

Argentina keeps showing that it can offer all the best conditions to carry out at different provinces the best volleyball world events.

At the same time, the President Gutierrez also pointed out with his participation of the huge engagement with the work of the South American Volleyball Confederation and the FIVB, being part of the new space of world volleyball faced by the management of Ary Graça.

For the year 2014, Argentina will organize five different World first level events. Among them, stand the three consecutive weekends of the FIVB World League; for the first time ever in its history, a weekend of the FIVB Grand Prix (for the premier Seniors' Women Teams of the World) and one open stop of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Circuit. The FeVA at the same time is engaged in organizing two more events - to add to seven international worldwide competitions - in the international 2014 season. "Never in the history of our country nor of our volleyball we could carry out so many international high level events in one same year. The year 2013 showed our changes. Now we have to keep growing. We want to inaugurate our own venue in the year 2014 and keep growing at World level. If we fulfil this, we have a huge support of the FIVB and its president, Ary Graça that opened our doors in an outstanding and amazing way to the world" closed saying Gutierrez from Switzerland.