The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the international governing body for the sport of volleyball and beach volleyball, manages the Swatch FIVB Beach Volley World Tour. Under the direction of President, Dr. Ruben Acosta H., and Mr. Angelo Squeo, FIVB Beach Volleyball Events Director, the 2007 Swatch FIVB World Tour will visit 23 sites on 4 continents with total prize money of US $8.75 million, the highest prize purse for the sport with equal disbursements for men and women. The 2007 and 2008 Swatch FIVB World Tour will also qualify the top international teams for competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 2007 Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Gstaad, Switzerland will offer a record US $1 million in prize money to the top international beach volleyball teams. For the first time, events will be held in Manama (Bahrain), Sentosa (Singapore), Seoul (South Korea), Kristiansand (Norway), and Aland (Finland).
The Swatch FIVB World Tour is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to showcase their advertising or branding messages through an international broadcast package that includes live coverage on Eurosport and Eurosport2, as well as local host broadcasting opportunities in over 100 countries.
For more information about the Swach FIVB Beach Volley World Tour, please contact the following:
Mr. Angelo Squeo FIVB Beach Volleyball Events Director Tel: +1-41-21-345-3535 Fax: +1-41-21-345-3548 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the United States: Mr. Christopher St. John Sinjin Smith President, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Council Email: email@example.com
Creative Sports Strategies President, Lori Okimura, is proud to serve as an FIVB Technical Supervisor for the Swatch FIVB World Tour. She is joined by fellow Americans, Tim Simmons (FIVB Press Delegate), Stephen Paulseth (FIVB Physiotherapist), Dr. William Briner (FIVB Medical Delegate), and several internationally rated referees from across the United States.
2007 FIVB Delegates: Dr. Fernando Avila-Espana, FIVB Medical Delegate (Spain) Dr. Roald Bahr, FIVB Medical Commission President (Norway) Mr. Scott Boyd, FIVB TV Coordinator (United Arab Emirates) Dr. William Briner, FIVB Medical Delegate (United States) Mr. Jeffrey Brehaut, FIVB Technical Supervisor, Referee Delegate (England) Mr. Josh Burack, FIVB TV Coordinator (Australia) Mr. Jose Casanova, FIVB Referee Commissioner (Portugal) Mr. Periklis Charpantidis, FIVB Physiotherapist (Greece) Mr. David Cox, FIVB Referee Delegate (Norway) Mr. Mauro DeSanctis, FIVB Official Photographer (Italy) Mr. Dirk Decher, FIVB Technical Supervisor (Switzerland) Mr. Ed Drakich, FIVB Technical Supervisor (Canada) Mr. Marco Gonzalez, FIVB TV Coordinator (Canada) Mr. Blair Harrison, FIVB Technical Supervisor (Australia) Mr. Manfred Holtzgraefe, FIVB Medical Delegate (Germany) Mr. Peter Hreschuk, FIVB Technical Supervisor, Referee Delegate (Australia) Mr. Keith Lee, FIVB TV Coordinator (Hong Kong) Mr. Bechir Louzir, FIVB Medical Delegate (Tunisia) Mr. Jose Moreno, FIVB TV Coordinator (Sweden) Dr. Bernard Nau, FIVB Medical Delegate (Haiti) Mr. Craig Neilson, FIVB TV Coordinator (Great Britain) Ms. Lori Okimura, FIVB Technical Supervisor (United States) Mr. Stephen Paulseth, FIVB Physiotherapist (United States) Dr. Andres Pina-DelRosario, FIVB Medical Delegate (Dominican Republic) Mr. Miguel Angel Quintana, FIVB Technical Supervisor (Spain) Mr. Roberto Reggiani, FIVB Technical Supervisor ,Referee Delegate (Italy) Ms. Sara Seravalli , FIVB Technical Supervisor (Italy) Mr. Nikos Sofianos, FIVB Technical Supervisor (Greece) Mr. Hans Svelander, FIVB TV Coordinator (Sweden) Mr. Billing Torsten, FIVB TV Coordinator (Sweden) Mr. Andre Trottier, FIVB Referee Delegate (Canada) Mr. Anders Wistrand, FIVB TV Coordinator (Sweden)