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Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is the international governing body for the sport of volleyball. Its headquarters are located in Lausanne, Switzerland. A sport governing body comes in several forms. ... Volleyball is a popular sport where teams separated by a high net hit a ball back and forth between the teams. ... Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Lausanne ( 46° 31′ 10″ N 6° 37′ 56″ E) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France). ...

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History

The FIVB was founded in Paris, France in 1947. In the late 1940s, some of the European national federations began to address the issue of creating an international governing body for the sport of volleyball. Initial discussions eventually lead to the installation of a Constitutive Congress in 1947. Fourteen national federations representing five different continents attended the meetings where, between April 18 and 20, the entity was officially formed, having Frenchman Mr. Paul Libaud as first president. The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Years: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 Events and trends Technology First nuclear bomb First cruise missile, the V1 flying bomb and the first ballistic missile, the...


One of the main goals of the 1947 Congress was achieved two years later with the establishment of the first international major volleyball event, the World Championship. In 1952, a women's version of the tournament was also introduced. 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


In 1964, the IOC endorsed the addition of volleyball to the Olympic program. By this time, the number of national federations affiliated to the FIVB had grown to 89. Later in that year (1969), a new international event, the World Cup was introduced. It would be turned into a qualifying event for the Olympic Games in 1991. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organise this sports event every four years. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Do Not confuse with the Volleyball World Championships Mens Year - Venue - Winner 2003 - Japan - Brazil 1999 - Japan - Russia 1995 - Japan - Italy 1991 - Japan - USSR 1989 - Japan - Cuba 1985 - Japan - USA 1981 - Japan - USSR 1977 - Japan - USSR 1973 - Uruguay - was not held 1969 - GDR - GDR 1965 - Poland - USSR Womens... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following the retirement of Mr. Libaud and the election of Mexican Mr. Rubén Acosta Hernandez for the position of president in 1984, the FIVB moved its headquarters from Paris, France to Lausanne, Switzerland and intensified to an unprecedented level its policy of promoting volleyball on a worldwide basis. Measures taken in this direction include the establishment of annual competitions for men's and women's volleyball (the World League, in 1990, and the Grand Prix, in 1993), the indication of Beach volleyball as an Olympic event (1996) and a number of changes in the rules of the game with the purpose of enhancing public visibility. The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Lausanne ( 46° 31′ 10″ N 6° 37′ 56″ E) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France). ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... Beach volleyball has evolved from the popular social games of volleyball played on many beaches around the world. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


As of 2001, the FIVB counted 218 affiliated national federations. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous...


Activities

The FIVB's main activity is worldwide planning and organization of volleyball events, sometimes in conjunction with other international governing bodies such as the IOC. This involves defining qualification procedures and competition formulae for tournaments, as well as more specific details such as player line-up and replacement restrictions, venues and hosts. A sport governing body comes in several forms. ...


Amongst others, the FIVB organizes the following international volleyball events:

The FIVB also participates directly in the organization of continental volleyball events which have an attached international significance, such as Olympic and World Championship continental qualification tournaments. Do Not confuse with the Volleyball World Championships Mens Year - Venue - Winner 2003 - Japan - Brazil 1999 - Japan - Russia 1995 - Japan - Italy 1991 - Japan - USSR 1989 - Japan - Cuba 1985 - Japan - USA 1981 - Japan - USSR 1977 - Japan - USSR 1973 - Uruguay - was not held 1969 - GDR - GDR 1965 - Poland - USSR Womens...


Another relevant area of concern is the promotion of volleyball in a worldwide scale. Part of the FIVB's activities in this area consists in attracting media partners and sponsors through negociation of commercial rights for broadcasting and coverage of major events.


The FIVB also maintains extensive special programmes aimed at the advance of world volleyball. This includes the constitution of development centers in areas where the sport is still unpopular, as well as support (in instruction and equipment) for organizations that fail to meet the quality standards required on an international level.


The FIVB is responsible for the standardization of volleyball rules. In recent years, many changes were implemented in connection with its promotional and marketing vision, in an alleged attempt to improve public visibility and make the sport comply to the demands of sponsors and media organizations. These changes range from ingenuous, almost commonplace restrictions, such as the obligation of a "fashionable" uniform - meaning tight clothing, supposed to be more appealing to the audience because it makes players bodies salient -, to very drastic changes in the format of competitions (e.g., the rally-point system).


The FIVB is the ultimate international authority in volleyball, and judges (or is involved at least to some degree in the judgement) issues such as doping, regulation of player transfer, nationality changes and gender determination. It also publishes the FIVB World Rankings, used as basis for seeding in international competitions.


Organization

The FIVB has a very comprehensive and extensive administrative structure, consisting of a Board of Administration, an Executive Committee and a number of commissions and councils dealing with specific volleyball matters such as medicine, referees, tournaments and finance.


The FIVB also presides over five continental confederations:

Each continental confederation, by its turn, presides over a number of national federations located in its domain of action.


External link

  • Official homepage (http://www.fivb.org/)


Volleyball
Governing Bodies: FIVB | AVC | CAVB | CEV | NORCECA | CSV
Competitions: World League | Grand Prix | World Cup | Olympic Tournament | World Championship

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FIVB World Rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (152 words)
The FIVB World Rankings is a system designed to rank volleyball teams considering the results from international and continental competitions.
Each team is granted a number of points based on its final position in some of the tournaments organized by the FIVB.
Specific procedures for seeding and pooling are established by the FIVB in each competition's formula, but the method usually employed is the serpentine system.
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