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19/06/2019 16:30
CEV President meets with Czech authorities to discuss plans for EuroVolley 2021
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Prague, Czech Republic, June 19, 2019. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić, accompanied by CEV Board of Administration member Peter Kleinmann, travelled earlier this week to Prague for a series of high-profile meetings with national authorities, including Czech Prime Minister, Mr Andrej Babis, to discuss the organisation of CEV EuroVolley 2021 Men in the Central European country. The continental showpiece event will be taking place as part of the celebrations for 100 years since introduction of the game in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic will be one of four countries co-hosting the 2021 edition of EuroVolley Men.

Czech Prime Minister Mr Andrej Babis stressed that the Czech Government is trying to improve the support provided to sport in general and to Volleyball as well, doing so with a long-term perspective. Sport is a phenomenon that can unite the society and help promote national pride. Furthermore, Mr Babis expressed his full support for the organisation of EuroVolley 2021 in the Czech Republic, encouraging a strong cooperation among the CEV, the Czech Volleyball Federation, the organising city and the region in the delivery of the event. He supported Czech Volleyball’s ambitions to achieve sporting success and capitalise on their long tradition in the sport – as the former Czechoslovakia was one of the world’s Volleyball superpowers back in the 50s and 60s.

The CEV President portrayed together with Czech Prime Minister, Mr Andrej Babis.

In his talks with the Czech authorities, Mr Boričić emphasised the immense contribution of Czech Volleyball to European and global Volleyball and he expressed his satisfaction with the work done by the Czech Volleyball Federation. The CEV President praised the exemplary efforts made by the Czech Federation for the development of the game as well as the close cooperation developed with CEV and FIVB in the delivery of high-level Volleyball and Beach Volleyball international events.

Mr Marek Pakosta, President of the Czech Volleyball Federation, said: “We are obviously pleased that the CEV President has paid a visit to the Czech Republic and he attended a very important and successful meeting with the top representatives of the Czech Government, ministries and sports institutions. Czech Republic and the Czech Volleyball Federation appreciate the confidence and trust shown by CEV while choosing us as one of the countries that will be hosting EuroVolley 2021 Men during an important anniversary such as 100 years of Volleyball in the Czech Republic. We will do our best to deliver an unforgettable event for players, fans and all those who love Volleyball.”