Volleyball made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 1964 Games. Brazil, the erstwhile Soviet Union and Italy have bagged the most medals in men's Olympic volleyball (six each), with the South American team leading the honours with their three golds and three silvers.
Volleyball History in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. An outline of American volleyball history for the last 50 years. From the first Olympics in the early 60s to the three beach volleyball Olympic gold medals won by Misty and Kerri, travel this timeline for a glimpse of significant events throughout volleyball history.
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1949: The initial World Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia. 1964: Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 1965: The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) was formed. 1974: The World Championships in Mexico were telecast in Japan.
In the men's volleyball event; the USSR took gold, Czechoslovakia took silver and Japan took the bronze medal. Aug 1, 1965 California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA)
The overwhelming spectator and television success of beach volleyball since its introduction to the Olympic Games at Atlanta 1996 and the stunning success of the FIVB World Tour, the World Championships and the Continental Cup has opened up volleyball to a completely new market.
Volleyball competition held in Far Eastern Games Volleyball is put on the programme for the first Far Eastern Games held in Manila. Teams are made up of 16 players. George Fisher, secretary of the YMCA War Office, includes Volleyball in the recreation and education programme for the American armed forces. 1915.
Speaking of finals for the men's volleyball competition the Russians then called the Soviet Union won the gold, Japan the silver Czechoslovakia the bronze. For the Olympic women's volleyball competition, Japan won the first Olympic gold medal awarded in the women's volleyball competition.
A Look Back—Memorable Moments in USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball History As the team prepares for its first Olympic match tomorrow versus Serbia, let’s take a look back at one of the most memorable moments in USA Olympic Volleyball history. Teamwork Athens, Greece, August 25, 2004 The Quarterfinals of the Olympic Games in Athens matched USA vs. Greece in what would become one of the most ...