14 interesting facts about volleyball

The first official volleyball game

1. The first official volleyball game was played on July 7, 1896, at Springfield College. So it already has more than 100 years history.

 1964 olympic US Men Volleyball team

2. Volleyball was first introduced as Olympic sports in Tokyo in 1964.

 1988 USA Men's Volleyball Team

3. In 1988, the US Men repeated the Gold in the Olympics in Korea.


4. Most people don’t know that volleyball is the second most popular sport world wide today, the first is soccer.

 beach volleyball

5. Two-person beach volleyball was added to the Olympics in 1996.

6. Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match. That’s amazing.

 William Morgan

7. Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the Holyoke, Massachusettes YMCA.  Because he thought basketball was too strenuous and violent while volleyball is civilized.

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