FIVB President sends message to Volleyball Family on Olympic Day
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 23, 2020 – The FIVB President Dr Ary
S. Graça F° today sent a video message to the global Volleyball
Family to celebrate Olympic Day and discuss his excitement for
volleyball’s return to Japan for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
During the message, the FIVB President expressed his confidence
in Tokyo, Japan hosting an incredible Olympic Games in 2021, and
how it will be a beautiful celebration of humanity as we emerge
united from these challenging times.
In addition, he discussed the prospect of volleyball returning
to Japan where the sport made its Olympic debut in 1964. At
Tokyo 1964 the Japan national women’s volleyball team won the
first ever volleyball Olympic gold medal, and inspired a nation
of volleyball fans with their fighting spirit and resilience.
Olympic Day, celebrated annually on 23 June, commemorates the
birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894 and the founding of
the International Olympic Committee by Pierre de Coubertin.