Author: Jiri Popelka

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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History of World Championships

First Men´s Volleyball World Championships was arranged in Prague on outside tennis courts in 1949. World Championship was the greatest volleyball event at this time, volleyball was included among olympic sports later. Soviet Union won the first gold medal. History of World Champioships year place gold silver bronze 1949 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Bulgaria 1952 Soviet Union Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Bulgaria 1956 France Czechoslovakia Romania Soviet Union 1960 Brazil Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Romania 1962 Soviet Union Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Romania 1966 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Romania Soviet Union 1970 Bulgaria GDR Bulgaria Japan 1974 Mexico Poland Soviet Union Japan 1978 Italy Soviet Union Italy Cuba 1982 Argentina Soviet Union Brazil Argentina 1986 France USA Soviet Union Bulgaria 1990 Brazil Italy Cuba Soviet Union 1994 Greece Italy Netherlands USA 1998 Japan Italy Yugoslavia Cuba 2002 Argentina Brazil Russia France 2006 Japan ? ? ? Country medal total gold silver bronze Soviet Union 12 6 3 3 Czechoslovakia 6 2 4 0 Italy 4 3 1 0 Romania 4 0 2 2 Bulgaria 4 0 1 3 Cuba 3 0 1 2 Brazil 2 1 1 0 USA 2 1 0 1 Japan 2 0 0 2 Poland 1 1 0 0 GDR 1 1 0 0 Netherlands 1 0 1 0 Yugoslavia 1 0 1 0 Argentina 1 0 0 1 France 1 0 0...

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Volleyball on Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee included in 1957 volleyball among olympic sports. First time the volleyball has been played on Olympics in Japan 1964, participated ten mens teams and six womens. First time the Olympic winner was the team of Soviet Union. History of Olympic Games year place gold silver bronze 1964 Japan Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Japan 1968 Mexico Soviet Union Japan Czechoslovakia 1972 Germany Japan GDR Soviet Union 1976 Canada Poland Soviet Union Cuba 1980 Soviet Union Soviet Union Bulgaria Romania 1984 USA USA Brazil Italy 1988 Korea USA Soviet Union Argentina 1992 Spain Brazil Netherlands USA 1996 USA Netherlands Italy Yugoslavia 2000 Australia Yugoslavia Russia Italy 2004 Greece Brazil Italy Russia 2008 China ? ? ? Country medal total gold silver bronze Soviet Union/Russia 8 3 3 2 Italy 4 0 2 2 Brazil 3 2 1 0 USA 3 2 0 1 Japan 3 1 1 1 Netherlands 2 1 1 0 Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 Czechoslovakia 2 0 1 1 Poland 1 1 0 0 GDR 1 0 1 0 Bulgaria 1 0 1 0 Cuba 1 0 0 1 Romania 1 0 0 1 Argentina 1 0 0...

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The FIVB History

The first serious activity aimed at the founding of FIVB was an informal meeting held at the Graf Coffee House (now called Krivan) in Prague between representatives of the Polish, French, and Czech Volleyball Federations, followed by a more formal meeting in the council chambers of the Smichov brewery. The Czechoslovak delegation was headed by Mr Havel, President of the Federation, and composed of Messrs. Cebalka, Stolc, Pulkrat, Koutsky, and Vladimir Spirit. The French delegation was led by Paul Libaud, the newly elected President of the Federation, and included Messrs. Aujard and Babin. The Polish delegation included Mr. Wirszyllo,...

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How to play volleyball?

In past time some of volleyball rules has changed, some has been added. Volleyball is still the No. 2 participation sport in the world, trailing only soccer. Over 1,046,000,000 people play volleyball throughout the world.   Summary Volleyball is a sport played by two teams on a playing court divided by a net. There are different versions available for specific circumstances in order to offer the versatility of the game to everyone. The object of the game is to send the ball over the net in order to ground it on the opponent’s court, and to prevent the same effort by the opponent. The team has three hits for returning the ball (in addition to the block contact). The ball is put in play with a service: hit by the server over the net to the opponents. The rally continues until the ball is grounded on the playing court, goes “out” or a team fails to return it properly. In Volleyball, the team winning a rally scores a point (Rally Point System). When the receiving team wins a rally, it gains a point and the right to serve, and its players rotate one position clockwise. ROTATE! Each of the six players on an indoor team rotates a position after winning back service from the opponent. This is the key to the tactics of indoor volleyball – you cannot simply...

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  • France - Ligue Nationale de Volley 2017-18
    Website: http://www.lnv.fr/9/lam.html There are said to be replays of the matches available. Furthermore special matches will be streamed on the channel of "L'Equipe". We will see how this will play out in the end. Can't say much on favourite teams, as i haven't followed the league very closely so far. I will surely have an […]
  • 2017 Norceca
    Did I miss this thread? I did the search though and nothing came up. Why did no one talk about this tourney? I mean it’s not surprising, but a little share of spotlight woudn’t hurt just you know, for the sake of, being discussed because it’s on
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    Since there's no official thread yet. I'll be posting here. Have to say Rio SESC is impressive during the Copa De Ciudad Moron something like that. They play rather drunk during the first set vs Bolivar but they gather themselves in time. Thiaguinho is good but damn his blocking is off. Renan is reliable but […]