Author: Jiri Popelka

Volleyball on Pan American Games

The Pan American Games bring together athletes from the countries of the Americas in a festival of sport and international friendship. First time the volleyball was played on Pan American Games was in 1955. In Mexico City gold medal won the team of Unites States.     The Pan American games are a continental version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic Program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics. Conducted every four years, always one year before the Olympic Games, the first Pan American Games were held in 1951, in Buenos Aires, capital of...

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History of European Championships

European Volleyball Championships history starts in 1948. Untill now there has been 24 european tournaments. The most medals won the Soviet Union. Europe in global is the continent with the best  teams (Italy, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, France, Poland,…) and the best volleyball players of the world are playing volleyball leagues in Italy, Russia, Greece and France. History of European Championships(click on the place of ECH to find out more) year place gold silver bronze 1948 Italy Czechoslovakia France Italy 1950 Bulgaria Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Hungary 1951 France Soviet Union Bulgaria France 1955 Romania Czechoslovakia Romania Bulgaria 1958 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Romania Soviet Union 1963 Romania Romania Hungary Soviet Union 1967 Turkey Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Poland 1971 Italy Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Romania 1975 Yugoslavia Soviet Union Poland Yugoslavia 1977 Finland Soviet Union Poland Romania 1979 France Soviet Union Poland Yugoslavia 1981 Bulgaria Soviet Union Poland Bulgaria 1983 GDR Soviet Union Poland Bulgaria 1985 Netherlands Soviet Union Czechoslovakia France 1987 Belgium Soviet Union France Greece 1989 Sweden Italy Sweden Netherlands 1991 Germany Russia Italy Netherlands 1993 Finland Italy Netherlands Russia 1995 Greece Italy Netherlands Yugoslavia 1997 Netherlands Netherlands Yugoslavia Italy 1999 Austria Italy Russia Yugoslavia 2001 Czech Republic Yugoslavia Italy Russia 2003 Germany Italy France Russia 2005 Italy + Serbia & Montenegro Italy Russia Serbia & Montenegro 2007 Russia ? ? ? Country medal total gold silver bronze Soviet Union/Russia 19...

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History of European Championships

European Championships history starts in 1948. Untill now there has been 24 european tournaments. The most medals won the Soviet Union. Europe in global is the continent with the best  teams (Italy, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, France, Poland,…) and the best volleyball players of the world are playing volleyball leagues in Italy, Russia, Greece and France. History of European Championships (click on the place of ECH to find out more) year place gold silver bronze 1948 Italy Czechoslovakia France Italy 1950 Bulgaria Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Hungary 1951 France Soviet Union Bulgaria France 1955 Romania Czechoslovakia Romania Bulgaria 1958 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Romania Soviet Union 1963 Romania Romania Hungary Soviet Union 1967 Turkey Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Poland 1971 Italy Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Romania 1975 Yugoslavia Soviet Union Poland Yugoslavia 1977 Finland Soviet Union Poland Romania 1979 France Soviet Union Poland Yugoslavia 1981 Bulgaria Soviet Union Poland Bulgaria 1983 GDR Soviet Union Poland Bulgaria 1985 Netherlands Soviet Union Czechoslovakia France 1987 Belgium Soviet Union France Greece 1989 Sweden Italy Sweden Netherlands 1991 Germany Russia Italy Netherlands 1993 Finland Italy Netherlands Russia 1995 Greece Italy Netherlands Yugoslavia 1997 Netherlands Netherlands Yugoslavia Italy 1999 Austria Italy Russia Yugoslavia 2001 Czech Republic Yugoslavia Italy Russia 2003 Germany Italy France Russia 2005 Italy + Serbia & Montenegro Italy Russia Serbia & Montenegro 2007 Russia ? ? ? Country medal total gold silver bronze Soviet Union/Russia 19...

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History of World league

Established in 1990. The Goal of Volleyball World League – bring the world's top Men's teams together and create a globe-trotting circuit with attractive prizes, bringing the best of volleyball to every continent.   With USD millions in prize money, the World League is the richest and most significant FIVB tournament with the world's elite teams doing battle in a competition that draws thousands of spectators at events and millions more through television coverage. The first edition of the Men’s World League, a revolutionary idea for team sport, with one million in USD prize money, professional organization and wide...

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History of World league

Established in 1990. The Goal of World League – bring the world’s top Men’s teams together and create a globe-trotting circuit with attractive prizes, bringing the best of volleyball to every continent.  With USD millions in prize money, the World League is the richest and most significant FIVB tournament with the world’s elite teams doing battle in a competition that draws thousands of spectators at events and millions more through television coverage. The first edition of the Men’s World League, a revolutionary idea for team sport, with one million in USD prize money, professional organization and wide TV broadcasting...

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