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AVC launches 2015 volleyball calendar

AVC launches 2015 volleyball calendar Print this pageThe thrilling match between Korea and...

Thailand sweep both titles in Asean University Gam...

Thailand sweep both titles inAsean University Games Volleyball Championship in Indonesia&n...

Hosts Indonesia, Thailand set up final showdowns i...

Hosts Indonesia, Thailand set up final showdowns inAsean University Games Volleyball Championsh...

Thailand enjoy a mixed luck in their men's an...

Thailand enjoy a mixed luck in their men's and women's lastpreliminary clashes in Asean Un...

Thai men's and women's teams book final ...

Thai men's and women's teams book final berths inAsean University Volleyball Championship in In...
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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.