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The History Of Volleyball

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Adianna Perez

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The sport of Volleyball has two Olympic disciplines: Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. Volleyball made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Tokyo Games and Beach Volleyball made its Olympic debut in Atlanta in 1996.
Volleyball in the United States is popular with both male and female participants of all ages. Almost all high schools and colleges in the United States have female volleyball teams, and most regions of the country have developmental programs for girls of all ages as well. While many areas of the country are forming male teams and development programs, there are still fewer opportunities for young male athletes to play volleyball in the United States than for young females.
The History Of Volleyball
It was introduced as a sport in the olympics in 1964.
The game of volleyball, originally called mintonette, was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan.
Size is important, but a lot of people think that you have to be big or tall in order to be good for National programs. That is not true though, because the key thing is not how big you are. it's how big you play. There are more young adults who play this sport than older people.
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FUN FACTS!
1) Most Volleyball players jump up to 300 times each match.

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

3) The longest recorded volleyball game was in Kingston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes.

4) Today, more than 46 million Americans and 800 million people worldwide play volleyball at least once a week.

5) The first special designed ball for the sport was created in 1900.
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