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Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 19, 2014 - At the Golden Hall of Plaza Buenos Aires Hotel this Wednesday evening was presented officially the new coach of the Argentine Volleyball Seniors' Men Team, Julio Velasco for the Olympic Cycle ending in Rio de Janeiro 2016. At the event were present among other authorities and officials, at the Head Table together with Velasco, the Argentine Sport Secretary, Carlos Mauricio Espinola; the Argentine Olympic Committee and ENARD General Secretary, Mario Moccia, the Argentine Volleyball Federation President, Juan Antonio Gutierrez and the Director of Pro-Enter - official marketing of the FeVA, Hernan Garcia.

"It is a luxury and a pride to be the coach of the Argentine Seniors Men's Team. It was my goal, I really wanted to take that duty and I am very excited with this chance" opened saying Velasco. Nearly crying, the La Plata 62 years old coach added: "All my volleyball life goes through my head like a video at this moment. The main idea is that the people feel pride of this team. I do not promise results, but a very important job. I want more people to play volleyball, to broadcast the group spirit, that each player feels he is playing always for the national jersey. It is a huge responsibility".

Facing the big expectations of the Media of the country and of the World, each one at the main table had something to say at the official presentation, including Velasco that was surprised by the big Press Conference when he expected only a few journalists to be present.

Carlos Mauricio Espinola (Argentine Sport Secretary)

"I am very proud of being part of the arrival of Julio Velasco to Argentina. After fulfilling so many important goals, of being a very experienced and known coach in the World, that he arrives today to Argentina as coach is very useful for many as great experience. To express my thanks and will of working and planning new goals is our job. You can count on our support from the place we work at. We will keep supporting sport as State Policy".

Mario Moccia (COA and ENARD General Secretary)

"To congratulate Juan Antonio Gutierrez and all FeVA staff to make real this idea. These are small steps that are carried out in our sport to make that Argentina becomes every time more as one of the greatest important and prominence country at international sport is something we have to support. The arrival of Velasco prides all Argentine Sport".

Juan Antonio Gutierrez (FeVA President)

"I want to thank all those that are here in such special day for Argentine Volleyball. I want to thank the presence of Mario Moccia; of Carlos Mauricio Espinola; of Province authorities, of Sport, Federations, ENARD authorities; journalists, friends, coaches. Today is a very wished day for all volleyball lovers and sport in general. We want to emphasized that the arrival of Velasco has generated the place Argentine Volleyball needed".

Hernan Garcia (Pro-Enter Director)

"Thank you very much to all that are here today. I want to thank specially all the sponsors that support us and that will make good use of this new period. We expect them to keep supporting us. Thank you very much to Julio Velasco that made this great effort to be working in Argentina. It will be very important for Argentine sport because such an important experienced personality will generate a revolution".

Photos of Julio Velasco presentation as coach of the Argentine Volleyball Seniors Men's

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