history of volleyball
The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan. Volleyball originally called "mintnetto". Volleyball was invented after 4 years of basketball. The first Volleyball net borrowed from tennis. Tennis net lower than Volleyball today.
In 1896, the official game of volleyball was played at Springfield college.
The FIVB was founded in Paris, France in 1947. Initial discussions eventually lead to the installation of a Constitutive Congress in 1947. Fourteen national federations representing five different continents attended meetings where the organization was officially formed.
One of the main goals of the 1947 Congress was achieved two years later with the establishment of the first international major volleyball event, the World Championship.
In 1952, a women played in FIVB tournaments for the first time in volleyball history.
In 1957, volleyball was designated as an Olympic team sport by the International Olympic Committee(called IOC).
Today, volleyball was spread to 211 countries around the world. Volleyball is popular sport around the world.