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27-10-2014

GUTIERREZ TO ITALY FIVB WORLD CONGRESS AS PREMIER STOP

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 27, 2014 - The President of the Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA), Juan Antonio Gutierrez was in Switzerland in his first stop in Europe in a very demanding important FIVB meetings Agenda that include all areas of international volleyball.

At the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Lausanne headquarters, FeVA President participated of the Beach Volleyball Commission being one of its permanent members. This took place October 15th - 16th, where Argentina, that this Tuesday returns to the highest beach volleyball competition of the World, the FIVB World Tour, participated of future decisions, with the inclusion of a new Grand Slam in Argentina - the first one that took ever place in South America was Corrientes, Argentina, May 2013 - and the next would take place during the year 2015 or 2016 also in Argentina.

This Tuesday, Juan Antonio Gutierrez heads towards the FIVB World Congress in Calgari, Sardinia, Italy, October 31st - Nov. 1st. A collective review of the dynamic modernisation of global volleyball over the past two years and how that success can be built upon for the continued betterment of the sport will be at the heart of the 34th FIVB Congress which begins on Friday.

At the same time the FIVB World League Council Meeting - Pools 2 and 3 will take place with Gutierrez being the Council Secretary and the same Oct. 31st the FIVB Grand Prix General Meeting will be carried out. Argentina started to host one of the intercontinental weekends as organizer in Lomas de Zamora state-of-the-arts stadium this 2014 season.

"It is a very demanding agenda, very interesting but full of challenges. Argentina returns to the FIVB World Tour this Tuesday with the Open Stop in Parana and next year's request to organize one of the most important Grand Slam stops after having organized the first one very successfully for our continent in Corrientes last year. The FIVB World Congress is also very important because many decisions are taken and the information gathered there of the World of Volleyball is very helpful. The FIVB World League meeting is expected with some news and Argentina is proud to be part of several commissions and councils at the FIVB allowing our dream of growth to keep alive".

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