CEV vice-president Pevkur to run for top job
Hanno Pevkur, vice-president of the CEV, the European Volleyball Confederation, has confirmed he will run for president of the continental governing body.
The CEV presidential election for the 2020-24 term is scheduled to take place on 19 June in the Russian capital Moscow, in conjunction with the CEV General Assembly.
Pevkur today confirmed he will be standing, adding: “I am putting my name forward because I believe that European volleyball has so much untapped potential, and while we have been making some steps forward these last years, we are losing ground to other sports and this cannot continue. I believe we can do more and that we can do better.
“Times are changing and CEV needs to modernise and adapt to the increase demand for clarity from all sides, as well as take advantage of new opportunities coming our way. Only then will the CEV become an attractive partner for governments, sponsors, fans and the media; only then can we grow the commercial strength and popularity of our sport across Europe.”
He will be standing against current president Aleksandar Boricic, who was elected in 2015. At the end of last year, Boricic announced his plans to run for another four-year term at the helm.
Pevkur is president of the Estonian Volleyball Federation and a board member of the FIVB, the sport's governing body. He represented his country as both a volleyball player and coach, and went onto have a career in politics.