Global chief sure national programs can be expanded
It may sound fanciful, but volleyball’s global governors believe the game can become China’s national sport.
International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) president Ary S. Graca and his delegation met with officials from State General Administration of Sport and the Chinese Volleyball Association (CVA) in Beijing on Tuesday, with the Brazilian’s plans to precipitate a “Chinese volleyball boom” topping the agenda.
“Just think about sports all over the world,” Graca said during a roundtable with Chinese media following the talks.
“The United States is the country of basketball and baseball. Europe is all about football. And China will be volleyball. China will be the country of volleyball all around the world.”
Of course, it’s not like China would be starting from