FIVB and NORCECA Mourn Passing of Gavriel Kraus

The FIVB and NORCECA were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Gavriel Kraus, who was a former President of the FIVB Refereeing Commission. He was 78.

Thursday 02 de September del 2021 10:00 AM

 Mr. Kraus was a respected and trusted member of the Volleyball Family and served the sport for many years. He was a true leader within international volleyball refereeing. 

 The Israeli official was one of the top international referees of his generation. He represented Israeli Volleyball at the highest level on the international stage even after ending his career as a referee –holding positions such as President of the FIVB Refereeing Commission and member of the European Legal Commission. 

As a referee, Kraus officiated at some 200 international matches, including finals of the European Cups, European Championships as well as two World University Games. 

The FIVB and NORCECA extend its deepest condolences to Mr. Kraus’ family and friends at this time of great sorrow. 

y amigos del Sr. Kraus en este momento de gran dolor.

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