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Ten Fun Volleyball Facts

Posted on 05 February 2012 by Chuck Rey

volleyball block ten 300x256 Ten Fun Volleyball Facts volleyballFact 1:
The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan.

Fact 2:
The first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.

Fact 3:
Volleyball was first introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964.

Fact 4:
Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.

Fact 5:
Volleyball took some of its characteristics from tennis, handball, and baseball.

Fact 6:
The first two-man beach game was played in 1930.

Fact 7:
Volleyball was called mintonette at first but it was later changed to volleyball.

Fact 8:
The first special designed ball for the sport was created in 1900.

Fact 9:
Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer.

Fact 10:
The longest recorded volleyball game was in Kingston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes.

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9 Comments For This Post

  1. napo Says:

    Funny!
    Just a question:
    can you add the source of this informations?
    I’m very curious about the fact number 10.
    in which year? Female or male championship? Juniores or seniores?
    With the rally point system?

  2. Jodi Murphy Says:

    “Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer.”

    I did not know that! I would have assumed baseball would come in at #2, or maybe cricket. What countries is volleyball really popular in?

  3. sean Says:

    the last two facts dont seem very legit

  4. mikaela Says:

    i always thought that baseball football and basketball were the most popular sports.

  5. eric rodriguez Says:

    i love playing volley ball with my friends it the funest sport i have ever played

  6. eric rodriguez Says:

    i love volleyball its is the funest sport i have ever played or heard of whn i first played it i couldnt stop playing that sport and i still play it

  7. bailey Says:

    im in 7th grade volleyball going into eighth been on A team a blast!!!

  8. Chuck Rey Says:

    Awesome Bailey! Volleyball is a great sport and I am glad you are enjoying it! There is a lot of volleyball on the internet to watch, so find some matches to watch!

  9. malesha Says:

    Im in 7th grade too and getting ready to go to eighth grade it is fun

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