Federation Internationale de Volleyball

The International Federation of Volleyball's Volleyball Your Way initiative and Special Olympics signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 18 August 2016. It marked their joint commitment to engage their regional and national governing bodies to leverage the power of Special Olympics Unified Sports®. They resolved to support Special Olympics athletes in their trainings and competitions. The goal is to create inclusive communities on and off the volleyball court. The agreement between Special Olympics and FIVB's Volleyball Your Way initiative will increase awareness and strengthen the importance and benefits of Unified Volleyball. It will offer more opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability to improve their skills and demonstrate their abilities.

June 29th, 2011 in Athens, Greece a proclamation was signed between the International Federation of Volleyball and Special Olympics proclaiming the FIVB’s unanimous support of and affinity for Special Olympics and it’s volleyball players. The FIVB and Special Olympics have pledged to promote each other’s organizations while engaging their regional and national governing bodies and programs to grow the sport of volleyball and increasing opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability to improve their skills and demonstrate their capabilities while using sport to create more inclusive communities worldwide.

Click here to read the 2016 memorandum of understanding

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