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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Volleyball appeared for the first time at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad in Tokyo in 1964, and has been

on the programme ever since. Men’s and women’s events were included at the same time.

EVOLUTION IN THE NUMBER OF

TEAMS

• 1964:

16

teams (10 men’s and 6 women’s)

• 1968:

18

teams (10 men’s and 8 women’s)

• 1972:

20

teams (12 men’s and 8 women’s)

• 1976:

17

teams (9 men’s and 8 women’s)

• 1980 and 1984:

18

teams (10 men’s and 8 women’s)

• 1988 and 1992:

20

teams (12 men’s and 8 women’s)

• 1996-2016:

24

teams (12 men’s and 12 women’s)

EVOLUTION IN THE NUMBER OF

MATCHES PLAYED

• 1964:

60

matches (45 men’s and 15 women’s)

• 1968:

73

matches (45 men’s and 28 women’s)

• 1972:

60

matches (40 men’s and 20 women’s)

• 1976:

44

matches (24 men’s and 20 women’s)

• 1980 and 1984:

49

matches (29 men’s and 20 women’s)

• 1988:

62

matches (42 men’s and 20 women’s)

• 1992:

64

matches (44 men’s and 20 women’s)

• 1996 and 2000:

84

matches (42 men’s and 42 women’s)

• 2004-2016:

76

matches (38 men’s and 38 women’s)

CHAPTER

OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL

HISTORY & RECORDS

FACTS & FIGURES

KEY STAGES

Entry

• 1957:

At the 54

th

IOC Session held in Sofia in September, it was decided

to include volleyball in the list of sports featured on the Olympic programme.

• 1961:

At the 59

th

IOC Session held in Athens in June, a vote was taken

on the programme of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad in Tokyo in 1964:

volleyball was retained. However, the Federation’s proposal to include

women’s volleyball was rejected.

Women’s volleyball

• 1962

: At the 60

th

IOC Session held in Moscow in June, it was decided that

women’s volleyball would feature on the programme of the Games of the

XVIII Olympiad in Tokyo in 1964.

2012

13

th

edition since the introduction of volleyball at the Olympics.

2016

Rio de Janeiro hosts the14

th

edition of volleyball at the Olympics.

INTRODUCTION