About Volleyball

Traditional six-a-side indoor volleyball is one of two volleyball disciplines on the Olympic Programme alongside its beach based cousin.

Both follow the same basic skills and the flow of play follows similar lines: one team serves, the other tries to win the rally - or 'side-out' - with a pattern of dig, set, spike within the requisite three touches. 

The International Volleyball Federation was founded in 1946, 10 years before the sport was recognised by the International Olympic Committee. Volleyball for men and women was added to the Olympic Programme in Tokyo 1964 with the Soviet Union winning the men’s and Japan the women’s in front of the home crowd.

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