In 1956, The Dutch sports committee introduced the game of sitting volleyball by applying the existing rules of volleyball to a seated format. The first international sitting volleyball competition was held in 1967 in Flensburg, Germany. It became an official sport for men at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games and for women at Athens 2004.
Volleyball for both men and women became an official Olympic sport at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964. At Tokyo 2020, teams are divided into two pools of six teams with each pool playing a round-robin. The top four teams of each pool advance to the quarterfinals and the final round is played under a knock-out system.
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Volleyball has been part of the Summer Olympics program for both men and women consistently since 1964. Brazil, United States, and the former Soviet Union are the only teams to win multiple gold medals at the men's tournament since its introduction. The remaining six editions of the Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament were won each by a different country including Japan, Poland, Netherlands, Russia, France, and the defunct Yugoslavia. Gold medals are less evenly distributed in women's volleyball
Tokyo 1964. Volleyball's debut at the Olympic Games in 1964 was truly exciting. In the men's event, the well-informed Japanese spectators and TV viewers were enthusiastic witnesses to a captivating three-way battle between USSR, Japan and Czechoslovakia. USSR ultimately prevailed, pushing the Czechs into second place.
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2 June 2020 8:36. Volleyball. An engrossing and high-energy sport, indoor volleyball has been an ever-present discipline at the Olympic Games since its debut at Tokyo 1964. While the Soviet Union emerged as a force to be reckoned with in volleyball in the early Olympic years, Brazil, Cuba and China have grown in stature in recent times.
The official website for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, providing the latest news, event information, Games Vision, and venue plans. Volleyball - Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic schedule. View the competition schedule and live results for the summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The official website for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, providing the latest news, event information, Games Vision, and venue plans. Volleyball - Official reports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Jul 23-Aug 8, 2021).