Tuesday, June 17, 2008

President of FIVB retiring after 24 years

by Unknown at 10:11 PM

Ruben Acosta, the Mexican president of the international governing body of volleyball, the FIVB, will step down at the conclusion of the 2008 Olympics.

From ESPN:

Acosta became FIVB president at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and was one of the longest-serving and most powerful Olympic sport leaders. He led volleyball through a period of growth and prosperity, helping the sport to become a more television-friendly product.
He also got booted from the IOC in 2004 due to some kind of chicanery.

Story on espn.com

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