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Russian men rule at Nanjing 2014 Olympic Games Bea...

Russian men rule at Nanjing 2014 Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Print this pageThe men's p...

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Brazilian women net Beach VolleyballNanjing 2014 Olympic Games gold medal Print this pageT...

Invincible Korea beat India in pulsating three set...

Invincible Korea beat India in pulsating three sets to lift maiden AVC Cup title Print thi...

Brazil sweep Japan to land record 10th World Grand...

Brazil sweep Japan to land record 10th World Grand Prix title Print this pageBrazil are th...

FIVB Volleyball World Championship trophies stolen

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Background
Volleyball has come a long way from the dusty-old YMCA gymnasium of Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, where the visionary William G. Morgan invented the sport back in 1895. It has seen the start of two centuries and the dawn of a new millennium. Volleyball is now one of the big five international sports, and the FIVB, with its 220 affiliated national federations, is the largest international sporting federation in the world.

Volleyball has witnessed unprecedented growth over the last decade. With the great success of world competitions such as the FIVB World Championships, the FIVB World League, the FIVB World Grand Prix, the FIVB World Cup, and the FIVB Grand Champions Cup as well as the Olympic Games, the level of participation at all levels internationally continues to grow exponentially.

The beach volleyball phenomenon also continues to amaze. The overwhelming spectator and television success of beach volleyball since its introduction to the Olympic Games at Atlanta 1996 and the stunning success of the FIVB World Tour and World Championships has opened up volleyball to a completely new market.