Signing of organiser’s agreement marks historic day for Volleyball and Georgia
2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship - Women
Tbilisi, Georgia, November 22, 2016. A truly historic day for Volleyball and for Georgia. On Tuesday, November 22, CEV President Aleksandar Boričić travelled to Tbilisi to meet with the country’s highest sports authorities for the signing ceremony of the agreement with the co-organisers of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Women.
Georgia’s Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Mr Tariel Khechikashvili and the Mayor of Tbilisi, Mr David Narmania, attended the ceremony together with the President of the Georgian Volleyball Federation, Mr Irakli Chachua as the CEV President was accompanied by CEV Vice-President and Treasurer and women’s EuroVolley 2017 Jury President, Mr Özkan Mutlugil as well as by CEV Vice-President in charge of Administrative Affairs, Mr Maris Pekalis.
The signing of the agreement coincided with a truly historic moment for Georgia and for Europe’s Volleyball family as a whole since a major Volleyball competition will be taking place in this country for the first time in history. Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi will host one of the four preliminary pools of the tournament starting on September 20, 2017 and that Georgia are co-hosting with their neighbours and close friends from Azerbaijan.
There is more coming up later this week when the iconic Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku plays host to the much anticipated Drawing of Lots scheduled for Thursday, November 24 starting at 6 pm local time (3 pm CET) with the 16 participating teams to be drawn across four pools of four. The event will be streamed live on the official CEV YouTube channel.