This the official confirmation by the FIVB!
Russia will organize the men’s World Volleyball Championship in 2022. It’s been confirmed at the official by the FIVB at the official conference some days ago.
Following the announcement, FIVB President Ary Graça said:
“We are very excited to be partnering with Russia for the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. We have no doubt that Russia will deliver a world-class event in which the FIVB will present the latest technologies and advancements in fan entertainment, showcasing state-of-the-art volleyball competitions. After a very competitive bid process, the FIVB unanimously concluded that Russia’s bid was the best one for the global development of volleyball. It will allow us to inspire volleyball to the people in Russia, the surrounding region and around the world.”
Stanislav Shevchenko, the president of the Russian Volleyball Federation didn’t hide his happiness:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Russian Volleyball Federation and the Russian people to cheer on their team on home soil. We saw the excitement for volleyball after Russia won the VNL and we are already looking forward to hosting a great event that the entire volleyball family will enjoy!”
Also, the FIVB Athletes’ Commission President Gilberto “Giba” Amauri de Godoy Filho took the opportunity to praise this decision to give Russia the organization:
“The decision to award the Men’s World Championship to Russia is another great step for the development of volleyball. The passion of the fans is incredible – I know that from my time as a player – and Russia has shown its quality for hosting spectacular major sporting events. I played in Russia for two years and I’m very happy to know that this great country is going to host the 2022 World Championship.”
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