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VOLLEYBALL
HISTORY
= FIVB
= Volleyball
= Beach volleyball
1895
Volleyball is born at theYMCA in Holyoke,Massachusetts,
by William G. Morgan, a New Yorker born in 1870.
1896
Another American, Alfred T. Halstead, proposes
“volleyball” as a more appropriate name for the sport
instead of the original “Mintonette.”
1898
Canada adopts volleyball for its recreational programs.
1908
Franklin H. Brown introduces volleyball in Japan.
1910
Elwood S. Brown introduces volleyball in the Philippines
and Dr J. Howard Croker introduces volleyball in China.
1913
Volleyball is adopted at the first Far Eastern Games in
Manila, Philippines.
1915
Beach volleyball, a descendant of volleyball, begins life
on the beaches of Waikiki beach in Hawaii, USA.
William Morgan (far left, back row) with the 1895 Holyoke YMCA
team in Massachusetts, USA
1918
Introduction of six-a-side volleyball.
1922
The three hits per side rule is adopted.
The first known volleyball and basketball association is
created in Czechoslovakia.
1928
The American Volleyball Association is created. The first
USA National Volleyball Championships are played at
the Brooklyn Central YMCA.
1929
Men’s volleyball is adopted at the second Central
American and Caribbean Games in Havana, Cuba.
1930
The first two-man beach volleyball game is played in
Santa Monica, California.
1933
Women’s volleyball is played at the Central American
and Caribbean Games in San Salvador.
1934
The first volleyball international committee is created
under the Field Handball Federation.
1946
Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, USA, USSR and Romania
set up the first Autonomous Volleyball Commission.
1947
The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is
founded by 14 National Federations in Paris and elects
Paul Libaud as its first President. The founders are USA,
France, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands,
Belgium, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Brazil, Uruguay and
Yugoslavia.
1948
First Men’s European Championships are held in Rome,
Italy.