We’re proud to announce that Rosetta Stone has established a global partnership with the world’s largest sports federation, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). As the new official language-learning partner of the FIVB, Rosetta Stone will provide our trusted language-learning solutions to the referees and staff of the federation with the goal of helping all referees become proficient in English.
“How effectively our players and referees communicate during matches is critical to the success of our sport,” said Ary S. Graça, president of the FIVB. “Language diversity has significant impact on how we’re currently playing the game. We knew we had to find a solution and Rosetta Stone was the clear choice as the industry leader.”
Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world—coming after soccer, cricket, and field hockey. With its global reach and a multitude of languages spoken in the 220-plus FIVB member federations, the two-year partnership officially kicks off in January 2015.
“The power of language to unite people from all over the world is really amazing. Not only will we make a significant impact on how the game is played, this partnership will impact how fans around the world experience matches, as well,” said Eric Ludwig, senior vice president and general manager for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Rosetta Stone.
To learn more about this new partnership, read our October 13, 2014, press release.
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