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The great framework of the FIVB World League Final Round in Mar del Plata last July

Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 28, 2013 - At the end of each year, there is always a moment to make a balance and think on the events that happened during the year. Argentina on this last year became a very strong outstanding organization venue, a country able to put its best commitment to organize very successful very high international events at world indoor and beach volleyball.

The highest events during this last year were all over the country. On one side, at indoor volleyball Argentina for third time in its history hosted the Final Round of the FIVB World League in Mar del Plata resort venue. With this designation Argentina stepped onto a very elite very closed group of countries as only four countries up to now were able to organize three or more final rounds of this premier annual competition for Seniors' men teams. Argentina and Poland held it three times, Brazil four and Italy tops with five.

There is an extra fact that Argentina organized such event receiving the best teams of the Globe at the FIVB World League Final Round just three years ago in the season 2010 in Cordoba, venue of an overwhelming excellent event at Orfeo Superdomo Stadium and therefore the importance of this new designation.

Both events took place at the era of the Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA) and both events were very good qualified due to its organization. Therefore, the FIVB once more recognized the hard work of the Organizing Committee that at Islas Malvinas Sport Centre carried out the competition that crowded Russia as the champion. The audience, mainly at the matches of the light blue - white Argentine Team and at the Final match, overcrowded the stadium.

Also the two venues of the Intercontinental Round received the same with success, with the return of two cities to international level events, Mendoza (in San Martin, nearby the capital city) and Salta that welcomed the matches with an outstanding party each.

All the time while the FIVB World League 2013 took place FeVA was supported by the significant contribution of Pro Enter, the new marketing partner, with whom they closed a very positive year of working together and winning experiences organizing international level events.

Another very successful event, the final beach volleyball match of the Grand Slam in Corrientes last May

On the other side, at beach volleyball, Argentina enjoyed an historical moment during this 2013 year: the organization with great success for the first time in the country of a FIVB Grand Slam of the World Circuit, in a stunning specially built venue in Corrientes. There, during a week in May, the best beach volleyball players of the Globe competed during several days closing an outstanding organization event. A night Men's final live broadcast by the national open television channel and with the presence of about 8,000 viewers in the tribunes at Playa Arazaty.

With this international event Argentina became a very strong and outstanding place to organize World wide beach volleyball events adding a Grand Slam to its Curriculum as organizer of great events that already had in its background Open, Challenger and Satellite Stops. Also, Corrientes became one of the top venues for beach volleyball for the FIVB.

During the last three months of the year the event that closed a luxury positive balance was in San Juan, venue of historical Argentine Volleyball moments, with the qualification of the Argentine Seniors' Women Team for the Italy World Championship 2014 at the historical Aldo Cantoni Stadium and playing with another very strong South American team, Peru.

There, Argentina organized the Qualy overcoming Peru and Colombia, this time under the supervision of the South American Confederation and the live broadcasting for two countries. For Peru at Frecuencia Latina and for Argentina with TyC Sports, the new channel for international and national volleyball events in the country.