(Video or Chat with Organizing Committee at 16:00-21:00 Monday-Friday Buenos Aires Time.)
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Japan Receives Fair Play Awards
Both Japanese men’s and women’s volleyball teams were the recipients of the Fair Play awards for their sportsmanship, positive spirit and good rapport with officials and opponents.
Official Results Posted
CONGRATULATIONS! The first Deaf Volleyball World Championships were concluded today. Please see Live Scorebox for each match’s results, Standings for final team placements, and Best Players for each statistical category’s best athlete. (Note: There is an errata list for some statistical reports.)
The Opening Ceremony begins at 6:30 PM (18:30) today in Gimnasio Polideportivo (Sport Centre) at CeNARD with an inaugural volleyball match between Argentina and Bolivia men’s teams to follow immediately afterwards. Photos are being taken during the event and are now available online. Please see Photo Gallery.
FIVB Volleyball Information System
You can follow your team’s progress by watching the score online and live! Each match’s score, statistics and final results will be posted in Live Scorebox. To comply with FIVB’s statistical standards, statistics in four out of six categories - Spike, Block, Serve, Serve Reception - are being recorded using FIVB’s Volleyball Information System (VIS) by two statisticians in all matches. Due to personnel shortage and complexity, the two remaining categories - Set and Dig - will not tallied, but the statisticians will observe and nominate the best setters and diggers throughout the tournament.
Drawing of Lots Available on Video
The Drawing of Lots sessions were videotaped. You can view the videos below:
- Introduction to Drawing of Lots (June 21): View Video (2:50 minutes)
- Drawing of Lots for Men (June 21): View Video (7:14 minutes)
- Drawing of Lots for Women (June 28): View Video (5:19 minutes)
Drawing of Lots for Women Repeated
After the June 21 Drawing of Lots ceremony was held, Brazil and Uzbekistan informed the Organizing Committee that they were withdrawing their women’s teams. The total number of women’s teams was adjusted to 10 instead of 12. Therefore, the women’s drawing of lots was held again, and the women’s fixture is available here.
Drawing of Lots
The Organizing Committee drew lots to determine the fixtures for 15 men’s and 12 women’s teams. The men’s fixture is available here. Read the June 28 notice above for the women’s fixture.
Forms and Rules Posted
It is important that the appropriate forms be filled out and submitted ahead of time. Audiogram and anti-doping rules and regulations must be understood and complied with. Rules in the sport of volleyball plus rules pertaining to FIVB World and Official Competitions are available online and will be enforced. See Forms and Rules.
The official video of the first Deaf Volleyball World Championship presented by Juan Druetta in Gestuno can be viewed here in four separate parts:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Information on Accommodations
You can download forms and information about accommodations and payments. See Accommodations.
Official Poster Unveiled
Designed by Hugo Maldonado, the official poster of the first Deaf Volleyball World Championship is unveiled.
View official poster
(In order to view the official poster, please download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
ICSD Volleyball Technical Director Visits Buenos Aires for Site Inspection
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) Volleyball Technical Director John Knetzger visited Buenos Aires to inspect the facilities and meet with officials of the Organizing Committee, National Center of High Performance Sports (CeNARD) and Argentina Confederation of Deaf Sports (CADES).
Laurence and Torre Travel to Belgium for EDSO Volleyball Championships
KORTRIJK, BELGIUM - Argentina Confederation of Deaf Sports (CADES) Secretary Rubén Torre and Organizing Committee Director Daniel Laurence traveled to Belgium to share information about the 2008 Deaf Volleyball World Championship with delegates in attendance at the 2007 European Volleyball Championships, which was held in Belgium on 11-19 May 2007.
ICSD Congress Approves Argentina’s Bid to Host World Championships
SALT LAKE CITY, USA - The congress of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) unanimously approved Argentina's bid to host the first deaf volleyball world championships in Buenos Aires in August 2008.
The official Argentine representatives were Organizing Committee Director Daniel Laurence, President of Argentina Confederation of Deaf Sports (CADES) Horacio Aleva, and CADES Secretary Rubén Torre.