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29 June 2014
Bursa, Turkey, June 27, 2014- Turkey officials warmly welcomed the FIVB World League Group 3 finals and showed a great enthusiasm to a successful competition and great volleyball action in Bursa this weekend.
A high profile guests of honour attended the press conference for coaches and team captains ahead of the competition due to start in Bursa on Saturday led by FIVB Vice President and Control Committee President Mrs. Marta Centeno, Vice President of Turkish Volleyball Federation Mr. Akif Ustundag, Bursa Provincial Director of Youth and Sports Mr. Suleyman Sahin and Vice president of Bursa Metropilitan Municipalty Mr. Abdullah Karadag.
Marta Centeno who made the opining speech, thanked to Turkish Volleyball Federation (TVF) for this beautiful organization and invited people of Bursa to watch the finals: “I would like to thank to the Turkish Volleyball Federation for having this event in Bursa and giving to FIVB the opportunity to organize this finals. I want to invite all the people of Bursa to join us. And thanks to the media who joined us, you are also invited to the finals.
Vice President of Turkish Volleyball Federation Akif Ustundag stressed the happiness of TVF and said “We are very happy to organize this event in Bursa. This is the first time that we compete in this organization. Thanks for Bursa Metropolitan Municipality’s contribution for the organization. I hope this will be a great event. I wish good luck to teams and players.”
“Bursa is hosting very important sports events in recent years. Hosting the Group 3 Finals makes us proud. We have two international sports hall and one of them is Cengiz Gollu Volleyball Hall. Bursa is a sports city. Thanks to everybody who is working for this organization.” said Suleyman Sahin, Provincial Director of Youth and Sports.
Mr. Abdullah Karadag, vice president of Bursa Metropilitan Municipalty, underlined that the municipality is supporting every kinds of sports: “Bursa is a very historical city, but in the last 12 years, it also became a sports city. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality supports all kind of sports. I wish good luck to everybody as the name of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality.”
In the first semi final matches of the 2014 FIVB World League Group 3 Finals, Cuba and China will face on Saturday at 14.00 local time. The host team Turkey will compete against Slovakia in the second game of the day at 17.00 local time.
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