FIVB volleyball championship: 1949 to 2022

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FIVB volleyball championship
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Morgan discovered that basketball was highly violent to play, so he devised a new game. Before the International Volleyball Federation was formed, it was part of the International Amateur Handball Federation.

History of volleyball:

Morgan developed the concept of volleyball in 1895. In Holyoke, Massachusetts, he is the physical director of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). He discovered that basketball was extremely violent, so he introduced a new game. Volleyball was played in colleges and armed forces, slowly spreading to all countries. 

Morgan called “Mintonette” his new game because it resembles badminton. However, this name didn’t last long. In 1896, while exemplifying his new game, it was noted that the movement of sending the ball back and forth over the net looked like a “volley.” Based on the facts, the game is renamed “VolleyBall.” 

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Rules of volleyball:

William G. Morgan formed the rules of the volleyball game. He tried each thing in the game and the frame rules. His rules were released in the July 1896 issue of “Physical Education,” They were included in the 1897 edition of the North American YMCA Athletic League’s first authorized guidebook. These rules were slightly changed and are followed now. 

The net should be at the height of about 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 meters) from the ground. They first used the basketball, but it was too heavy to play. So the ball is specially designed for the game, which weighs around nine and not more than 12 ounces. He also stated that the game could be played both indoors and outdoor.

Six players are allowed to play the game. The ball should be passed through your hands and should not touch any parts of your body. There are no approved break sessions in traditional or beach volleyball. It is because volleyball players play in frames determined by the score rather than time or length. In volleyball matches, a team must win at least two of three matches. The game will probably last for one hour.

Related: FIBA Basketball World Cup

FIVB formation:

Before the International Volleyball Federation was formed, it was part of the International Amateur Handball Federation. Then, FIVB was founded in the year 1940 in France, and its headquarters are located in Switzerland. At present, 222 nations are under FIVB. There are five continents under FIVB, such as  

  • Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) in Asia and Oceania. 
  • Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol (CSV) in South America. 
  • African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) in Africa. 
  • European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Europe, and North, Central America.
  • Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) in North America.

FIVB Men’s World Cup:

The first FIVB Men’s World Cup Championship was held in 1949 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The match featured a total of ten teams. The Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia and won the match. Then, every four years, the FIVB will take place. 

YearHost CountryWinnerRunner
1952Soviet UnionSoviet UnionCzechoslovakia
1956FranceCzechoslovakiaRomania
1960BrazilSoviet UnionCzechoslovakia
1962Soviet UnionSoviet UnionCzechoslovakia
1966CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakiaRomania
1970BulgariaEast GermanyBulgaria
1974MexicoPoland Soviet Union
1978ItalySoviet Union Italy
1982ArgentinaSoviet UnionBrazil
1986FranceUnited StatesSoviet Union
1990BrazilItalyCuba
1994GreeceItalyNetherlands
1998JapanItalyFR Yugoslavia
2002ArgentinaBrazilRussia
2006JapanBrazilPoland
2010ItalyBrazilCuba
2014PolandPolandBrazil
2018Italy/ BulgariaPolandBrazil

In 2022, the Men’s FIVB World Cup is going to be held in Poland and Slovenia.

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Women’s FIVB World Cup:

The first FIVB Women’s World Cup Championship was held in 1952 in the Soviet Union. The match featured a total of eight teams. The Soviet Union defeated Poland and won the match. Then, every four years, the FIVB will take place. 

YearHost CountryWinnerRunner
1956France Soviet UnionRomania
1960Brazil Soviet UnionJapan
1962Soviet UnionJapanSoviet Union
1967JapanJapanUnited States
1970BulgariaSoviet UnionJapan
1974MexicoJapanSoviet Union
1978Soviet UnionCubaJapan
1982PeruChinaPeru
1986Czechoslovakia ChinaCuba
1990ChinaSoviet UnionChina
1994BrazilCubaBrazil
1998JapanCubaChina
2002GermanyItalyUnited States
2006Japan RussiaBrazil
2010Japan RussiaBrazil
2014ItalyUnited StatesChina
2018JapanSerbiaItaly

In 2022, the Women’s FIVB World Cup is going to be held in Poland and Netherlands.
Mainly, the Soviet Union (Russia) has secured more FIVB Cups and dominated FIVB matches, but now due to the war against Ukraine, Russia has been removed from FIVB World Cup. Let’s see who is going to rule upcoming FIVB tournaments.