Date: 31. August 2022
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In cooperation with the Polish Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, the Slovenian Embassy organised a social sports event, while the Slovenian Embassy in Tehran, Iran, held a diplomatic volleyball tournament.
The Slovenian and Polish Embassies in Ottawa organised a volleyball match between the Polish-Slovenian team and the team composed of other countries’ representatives on 28 August 2022. Both ambassadors first welcomed the participants. A special guest at the event was the Canadian volleyball coach Dan Lewis, who played in Slovenia during his active sports career as a member of ACH Volley and was also a member of a Polish volleyball club.
- Diplomatic volleyball match in Ottawa, Canada. Photo: Slovenian Embassy in Ottawa
- Participants at the diplomatic volleyball match in Ottawa, Canada. Photo: Slovenian Embassy in Ottawa
- Promotion of Slovenia in Ottawa. Photo: Slovenian Embassy in Ottawa
- In their last practice match in the Stožice Arena before the start of the world championship, the Slovenian men’s volleyball team defeated Iran, the eighth highest ranking volleyball team in the world. Photo: Volleyball Federation of Slovenia
The nail-biting volleyball match, which the World team won, was followed by informal socialising with snacks inspired by Polish and Slovenian cuisine. The event was attended by more than 100 people, including numerous members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the Slovenian and Polish communities in Ottawa and volleyball fans.
During the promotion of the world championship, the Slovenian Embassy in Tehran organised a diplomatic volleyball tournament which took place on 27 August 2022, on the day the Iranian national team played their first match in the championship. Teams from nine embassies, i.e. Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Sweden, Norway and Poland, attended the tournament, which was organised in cooperation with the Iran Volleyball Federation and took place at the Volleyball Federation Hall in the Azadi Sport Complex in Tehran. The winning team received a trophy and all participants received T-shirts with the logo of the Volleyball Men’s World Championship. The event was also an opportunity to make contacts with the Iran Volleyball Federation, which is planning to cooperate with the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia in the future, particularly regarding the organisation of practice matches and volleyball camps.