• 09.07.2021 /
    After seven years, Brazilian prosecutors are finally investigating allegations against the FIVB president Ary Graça and his allies. Previous findings seem confirmed, but police are raising fresh charges of tax fraud against world volleyball’s most powerful leaders.
  • Photo: Jomar Galvaz/Flickr
    24.05.2017 /
    Corruption has been haunting Philippine sports for decades. The latest example is in volleyball, where an intense in-fight with all means has left the old federation benched internationally.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    09.10.2016 /
    In an open letter, Play the Game has called on the FIVB to do right by whistleblower Mario Goijman and help him restore a decent life. FIVB leaders have now met with Goijman.
  • Photo: Tine Harden/Play the Game
    By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    05.10.2016 /
    Today, the president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Ary Graça, uncontested seeks reelection for an eight-year term. And today, he also stands a unique chance to prove that he is made of something else than his controversial predecessor, Ruben Acosta, says Play the Game’s international director, Jens Sejer Andersen, in this open letter in which he calls on the sports community to take responsibility and help whistleblower Mario Goijman return to a dignifying life.
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    27.06.2016 /
    An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting associations on how to deal with nations that restrict women’s rights as athletes and/or spectators.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    19.10.2015 /
    FIVB President Ary Graça and Director General Fabio Azevedo are both in the spotlight of Brazilian authorities for business deals made in their time as top officials in their home country.
  • Photo: Anoo Bhuyan/Flickr
    11.11.2014 /
    The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men’s world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches.
  • Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland/Flickr
    29.10.2014 /
    In a letter circulating in the International Volleyball Federation, FIVB, and obtained by Play the Game, the 2012 FIVB presidential candidate Chris Schacht claims he was forced out of his international positions in volleyball by illegitimate political maneuvers. FIVB denies all accusations.

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