Lausanne, Switzerland, February 2, 2015 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° met with IOC President Thomas Bach when he attended a two-hour long lunch meeting in the IOC’s headquarters across town in Lausanne last week.
The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games and the organisation of volleyball and beach volleyball tournaments were the main items of discussion on the agenda. Volleyball was recently revealed to be the most popular sport when registration for tickets became available online.
At Rio 2016 volleyball and beach volleyball will be held in two signature venues. The Maracanazinho Arena, the traditional home of volleyball in Brazil will host volleyball, while the world famous Copacabana Beach is set to provide another iconic venue for an Olympic beach volleyball tournament.
The meeting ended with discussion about the FIVB’s major upcoming events in 2015, including the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup – an Olympic qualification event which has already seen a record 195 registrations for the 2014-2016 edition.