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Iran end Bahrain Asian volleyball title dream

Iran end Bahrain Asian volleyball title dream Print this pageIran’s Akbar Valaei (Bo. 10) ...

Volleyball Heavyweights eye off big prize - Final ...

Volleyball Heavyweights eye off big prize - Final preview Print this pagean elated but rel...

China, Iran claw their way to gold medal match

China, Iran claw their way to gold medal match Print this pageIran's Hamid Hamoodi sprawls...

Top four to fight out for grand final off - Semi-f...

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Hosts Bahrain thrills home crowd with quarter-fina...

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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.