AFTER its 35th world congress, the Federation Internationale De Volleyball (FIVB) has granted Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. the recognition as the governing body of volleyball in the country.
On May 5, the FIVB Board of Administration decided to provisionally adjudicate the dispute between the LVPI and the Philippine Volleyball Federation, which started in 2015.
The world's volleyball governing body gave LVPI the right "to organize international competitions in the territory of the Philippines and to enter national teams for the territoty of the Philippines," according to a statement signed by FIVB general director Fabio Azevedo dated May 11, 2017.
The letter also mentioned the suspension of PVF from the FIVB.
The ruling merely put a stamp of approval on the decision of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) two years ago to recognize the LVPI as Philippines' national sports association for volleyball after the PVF wrestled with some leadership issues.
The LVPI then formed the national team that saw action in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, hosted the 2015 Asian U-23 Championship and sanctioned the international events hosting like the AVC Asian Club Championship and the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship last year.