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© FIVB, FIVB President Mr. Jizhong Wei says the new election regulations for the 2012 Congress will help advocate transparency and fairness
Wei to stand down as volleyball president in 2012


19 Apr 2010
Veteran Chinese sports leader Wei Jizhong will not seek re-election as President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) when his term expires in 2012. Mr. Wei – Honorary Life Vice President of the OCA and a former long-serving Chairman of the OCA’s powerful Sports Committee – confirmed this at the FIVB Board of Administration annual meeting in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Having been appointed FIVB President in 2008, Mr. Wei has made it clear he will stand down from the position in 2012. Therefore, looking ahead to this important moment for the FIVB, the Board of Administration approved the following key changes:

FIVB elections are to take place during the same year as the Summer Olympic Games; FIVB Confederations are to elect their board members via the General Assembly; the introduction of a Continental quota inside the FIVB Executive Committee with no less than two persons per Confederation.

All changes require approval by the 2010 FIVB Congress when it meets in Rome, Italy, from September 9-10.

“This will be a democratic election,” said Mr. Wei. ”I have advocated transparency and fairness throughout the FIVB’s operations and the election in 2012 will be no different.”

(Source: FIVB)
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