Volleyball, Beach Volleyball remain on Olympic program
Beach Volleyball will be part of the Olympics for the fifth time in London 2012
9, 2009 — The FIVB today applauded the International Olympic Committee’s
decision to once again accept Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, under the
authority and governance of the FIVB, as Olympic disciplines for another
Two of the most
popular summer Olympic sports, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball will be part of
the 26 sports represented at the 2012 Games in London.
Volleyball made its
debut at the Olympics in 1964 in Tokyo. Beach Volleyball followed in 1996 at
the Atlanta Games.
The IOC voted on
the inclusion of the 26 sports at its Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The IOC
members also voted to include golf and rugby sevens in the 2016 Olympics in Rio
de Janeiro, bringing the number of sports at the Games back to 28 after
baseball and softball were dropped from the 2012 Olympic program.