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
?
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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
1