Two years later, in 1949, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised volleyball as a non-Olympic sport. Finally, in 1957, during the 53rd IOC session, the votes were cast and volleyball was finally made an Olympic sport. Volleyball made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 14, 2021) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce the 12-player men’s team that will compete for the U.S. at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
You can view the full 2021 Olympic USA men’s volleyball schedule on the Olympics' official website. Women's volleyball begins on Sunday, July 25, with Russia vs. Italy at 9:00 local time (0:00 GMT).
March 9, 2020. August 6, 2021. The Volleyball sport of the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics will be scheduled from 24th July to 8th August 2021 in Tokyo. This sport will be held with 4 events where 12 teams from men’s and 12 teams for women’s. There are two disciplines, one is indoor which will set at Ariake Arena in Ariake and another is the beach tournament at Shiokaze Park.
Volleyball has been part of the Summer Olympics program for both men and women consistently since 1964.. Brazil, United States, and the former Soviet Union are the only teams to win multiple gold medals at the men's tournament since its introduction.
Olympic Artistic Beach Volleyball Competition Format at Tokyo 2021. Total 24 teams participate in the sports program, where 16 pairs proceed further to the qualifiers round on a single knockout phase. Beach Volleyball competition is played on a sand court which is of size 16m x 8m.
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964. Beach Volleyball was introduced to the programme at the Atlanta 1996.
Published: 08 July, 2011. The game of volleyball is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. The first world championship was held in 1949 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The sport's Olympic debut was during the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. In 1996, two-person beach volleyball game was added to the Olympics.