The FIVB held the first FIVB World Championship in Czechoslovakia in 1949, which the Soviet Union won. Post the second edition of the tournament in 1952, the FIVB has held the competition every four years. With volleyball officially entering the Olympics in 1964, the FIVB had two premier competitions at a two-year gap.
The FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, the sport's global governing body. Initially the tournament was played in the year following the Olympic Games, but since 1991 the World Cup has been awarded in the year preceding the Olympic Games. The current champion is China, which won its fifth title at the 2019 tournament. The current format of the ...
Japan (1962, 1967, 1974) and Cuba (1978, 1994, 1998) with three titles each, plus China (1982, 1986) with two are other multi-champions throughout the history of the competition. Other countries to have struck gold are Italy (2002), USA (2014) and Serbia (2018).
Participating nations. 1st – Champions. 2nd – Runners-up. 3rd – Third place. 4th – Fourth place. • – Did not enter / Did not qualify. – Hosts. = – More than one team tied for that rank. Q – Qualified for forthcoming tournament Team 1965.
The first FIVB Men's Volleyball World Cup was held in 1965 in Poland & winner is the Soviet Union. From 1977 to the present it is held in Japan. Soviet Union (Russia) has won the most medals/ FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup titles with 6 times, follow by Brazil & USA have won the World Cup 2 times each... United States Volleyball national team is the previous Champions-winner team of FIVB Men's Volleyball World Cup 2015.
Taking the gold medal on three occasions each are Brazil (2002, 2006, 2010), Italy (1990, 1994, 1998) and Poland (1974, 2014 and 2018), while Czechoslovakia triumphed on two occasions (1956, 1966). Other countries to have been crowned world champions are East Germany (1970) and USA (1986) with one title each. News. Competition.
1949: The initial World Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia. 1964: Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 1965: The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) was formed. 1974: The World Championships in Mexico were telecast in Japan.
Gary Colberg, the present Commissioner, succeeded Lon in 1975. The rules of volleyball have changed many times since William Morgan first developed the game in 1895 with an original purpose of providing some form of recreation and relaxation for businessmen at the Holyoke, MA Y.M.C.A.
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