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History of volleyball in Asia started in 1954, the Asian Volleyball Confederation was established at Manila on the occasion of the 2nd Asian Games.

 

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In 1955, the first Men's Asian Volleyball Championship was organized in Tokyo (Japan) as the official championship of the Asian Volleyball Confederation. In the 3rd Asian Games at Tokyo (Japan) in 1958, the game of volleyball was officially adopted as one of the men's event of Asian Games programme. Most succesfull country of the Asian Games in past 30 years is Japan winning six times the title. Asian games take place every two years.

History of the Asian Championships

year
place
gold
silver
bronze
1975
Australia
Japan
South Korea
China
1979
Bahrain
China
South Korea
Japan
1983
Japan
Japan
China
South Korea
1987
Kuwait
Japan
China
South Korea
1989
South Korea
South Korea
Japan
China
1991
Australia
Japan
South Korea
China
1993
Thailand
South Korea
Kazakhstan
Japan
1995
South Korea
Japan
China
South Korea
1997
Qatar
China
Japan
Australia
1999
Iran
China
Australia
South Korea
2001
South Korea
South Korea
Australia
Japan
2003
China
South Korea
China
Iran
2005
Thailand
Japan
China
South Korea