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The Volleyball World Championship is a men's and women's volleyball competition. It is the oldest and most important of all the international events organized by the FIVB and must not be confused with the Volleyball World Cup. Image File history File links 2006 Volleyball World Championship Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links 2006 Volleyball World Championship Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... FIVB Logo Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is the international governing body for the sport of volleyball. ... World Cup Logo The World Cup is a mens and womens volleyball competition. ...

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History

Origins

The history of the World Championship goes back to the beginnings of volleyball as a professional, high level sport. One of the first concrete measures taken by the FIVB after its foundation in 1947 was the establishment of an international competition involving teams from more than one continent. In 1949, the first edition was played in Prague, Czechoslovakia. At that point, the tournament was men's only and still restricted to Europe. FIVB Logo Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is the international governing body for the sport of volleyball. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


Three years later, a women's version was introduced; the events were synchronized and expanded to include nations from Asia, and began to be held in 4-year cycles. By the following edition, there were also teams from South, Central and North America. World map showing the location of Asia. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Since volleyball was to be added to the Olympic Program in 1964, the 4-cycles were advanced in 2 years after the fourth edition (1960), so that the World Championship may alternate with the Summer Olympics. As of 1970, teams from Africa also took part in the competition, and the original goal of having members from all five continental confederations in the games was achieved. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


The number of teams involved in the games has changed significantly over the years. Following volleyball's increase in popularity, they raised steadily to over 20 in the 1970s and part of the 1980s, were then cut short to 16 in the 1990s, and finally set up in 24 after 2002. Today, the World Championship is the most comprehensive of all events organized by the FIVB, and arguably the second most important, surpassed in prestige only by the Olympic Games. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


Until 1974, the host nation of the tournament organized both the men's and the women's events, with the single exception of the 1966/1967 games, which took place in different years. Since 1978, this practice has been only occasionally observed, for instance, in 1998 and in the upcoming 2006 edition, which is to be held, as the former was, in Japan. A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Winners (Men)

The history of the World Championship clearly demonstrates how volleyball was originally dominated by European nations. World map showing the location of Europe. ...


The first two editions were won by the U.S.S.R. In 1956, twice runner-up Czechoslovakia took the gold. There followed two more consecutive wins for the U.S.S.R., in both cases over Czechoslovakia; and then a second gold for the Czechs in the 1966 edition. Soviet redirects here. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1970, East Germany prevailed over Bulgaria for their first and only title. In 1974, the U.S.S.R. threatened to take the lead once more, but ended up being defeated by Poland at the finals. Nevertheless, they would confirm their leadership by winning, for the third time, two editions in a row. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... “Deutschland” redirects here. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Soviet redirects here. ...


1986 saw the first relevant confrontation between U.S., the rising major force of the decade, and the traditional leader U.S.S.R. after the Olympic boycotts of 1980 and 1984. As would be the case two years later at the Seoul Games, the issue was settled in favour of the Americans led by Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons. Italy completely dominated the competition in the 1990s, winning all the editions that took place in this decade (1990, 1994, 1998), led by such players as Lorenzo Bernardi and Andrea Giani. In the 2000s, Brazil became the leading force in the sport, winning two consecutive editions (2002 and 2006), the first of which in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the same stage where the Brazilians had been runner-ups in 1982. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Soviet redirects here. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... you are such a dumb noob and the red sox rule Size = 200 | Optional caption = | Host city = Seoul, South Korea | Nations participating = 159 | Athletes participating = 8,465 (6,279 men, 2,186 women) | Events = 263 in 27 sports | Opening ceremony = September 17, 1988 | Closing ceremony = October 2, 1988 | Officially opened... Karch in his trademark pink cap attacks the ball at the 2005 Boulder Open. ... Steve Dennis Timmons (born November 29, 1958 in Newport Beach, California) is a former volleyball player form the United States, who represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1984. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Lorenzo Bernardi spiking in 1994 Lorenzo Bernardi (Trento, Italy, August 11, 1968) is an Italian volleyball player who was two times World champion with his national team in 1990 and 1994 and was elected Volleyball Player of the century in 2001. ... Andrea Giani (born April 22, 1970 in Naples) is an Italian volleyball player who scored notable successes in the 1990s, winning with his nationl team three World Championships. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ...


As of 2006, 16 editions of the men's Volleyball World Championship have been played: 13 went to European teams, and three to American teams (once to the United States and twice to Brazil). 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Winners (Women)

If the titles of the women's World Championship are evenly distributed between Europe and Asia, the situation is quite different when nations are taken into account. Except for Italy's single—and for many, unexpected—victory in 2002, the only winners so far have been the U.S.S.R., Japan, China and Cuba. World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Soviet redirects here. ...


The Soviets made a most impressive start by winning the first three editions of the tournament: 1952, 1956, 1960. They were halfway to making it four, since the following edition was to be played in Moscow. Former runner-up Japan, nevertheless, was the champion in 1962 and interrupted the winning streak, repeating the performance in 1967, when the U.S.S.R. national team did not participate. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Soviet redirects here. ...


The teams faced each other again in 1970, and this time the Soviets beat their opponents to collect the gold. In the following edition, Japan took revenge and defeated the U.S.S.R. in straight sets. Then something extraordinary happened: the world watched astonished as a young Cuban squad left behind the two longtime rivals and secured the first important volleyball title for a continent other than Europe or Asia. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... Soviet redirects here. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...


The early 1980s saw the rise of a new Asian force: led by superstar Lang Ping, China stamped its mark on the World Championship's history by winning two editions in a row (1982 and 1986). They also made it to the finals in 1990, but were overpowered by the U.S.S.R. in its last participation at the competition. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lang Ping (simplified Chinese: 郎平), known as Jenny Lang Ping is one of the most famous and respected individuals in the history of volleyball. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Soviet redirects here. ...


Cuba's 1978 title finally fructified in an aggressive style of play that virtually dominated the 1990s. Led by powerplayers Regla Torres, Mireya Luis and Regla Bell, the Caribbeans won the 1994 and 1998 editions of the World Championship, beating newbies as well as tradition rivals such as Russia and China. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


In spite of being appointed as favourite in 2002, China lost at the semifinals to a rising Italy, which would eventually win the final against U.S. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


In 2006, favourite Brazil couldn't stop Russia and lost the gold medal match in a shocking final tie-breaker.


Competition Formula

The competition formula of the Volleyball World Championship has been constantly changed to fit the different number of teams that participate in each edition. The following rules usually apply:

  • Twenty-four teams participate in each event.
  • Qualification procedures for the World Championship are long and strenuous, lasting over two years.
  • Host nations and defending champions are always pre-qualified.
  • The number of spots available per confederation is determined by the FIVB: Europe has usually the highest, and Africa or South America the lowest.
  • To participate in the event, a team must survive a number of qualification tournaments depending on its position in the FIVB World Rankings. Low-ranked teams may have to engage in up to three tournaments to be granted a berth; high-ranked teams typically play only one.
  • The competition is divided in at least two phases: a preliminary round and a final round. Depending on the number of participating teams, one or more intermediary rounds may also be required.
  • In the preliminary round, teams are organized in pools. Each team plays one match against all other teams in its pool.
  • When all the matches of the preliminary round have been played, the top n teams in each pool qualify for the following round(s), and the remaining ones leave the competition. The value of n depends on the number of participating teams and the format that will be employed in the finals.
  • The FIVB has tried various different formats for the final round(s). For some years now (2004), there seems to be a consensus that at least semifinals and finals must be played according to the Olympic format.
  • Quarterfinals may consist of groups of teams playing against each other, or of direct confrontation; in the latter case additional intermediary rounds might be required to reduce the number of surviving teams to eight.
  • The tournament implements very tight line-up restrictions: only twelve players are allowed, and no replacement is permitted, even in case of injuries.

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Logos

Unlike all other high level volleyball international competitions, the World Championship does not have a standard logo. For each edition of the tournament, a new one is designed, usually by the host nation and the FIVB.


Some of the logos that have been used in previous editions are displayed below.

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Winners summary

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Men's Volleyball World Championship

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
1949
Details
Czechoslovakia Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
1952
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Soviet Union Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
1956
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France Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia  Romania Flag of Soviet Union USSR
1960
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Brazil Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia  Romania
1962
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Soviet Union Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia  Romania
1966
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Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia  Romania Flag of Soviet Union USSR
1970
Details
Bulgaria Flag of German Democratic Republic East Germany Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag of Japan Japan
1974
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Mexico Flag of Poland Poland Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Japan Japan
1978
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Italy Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Cuba Cuba
1982
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Argentina Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Argentina Argentina
1986
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France Flag of United States USA Flag of Soviet Union USSR  Bulgaria
1990
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Brazil Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Soviet Union USSR
1994
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Greece Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Flag of United States USA
1998
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Japan Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Flag of Cuba Cuba
2002
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Argentina Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Russia Russia Flag of France France
2006
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Japan Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Poland Poland Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
2010
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Italy

Women's Volleyball World Championship

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
1952
Details
Soviet Union Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Poland Poland Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1956
Details
France Flag of Soviet Union USSR  Romania Flag of Poland Poland
1960
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Brazil Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1962
Details
Soviet Union Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Poland Poland
1967
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Japan Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of South Korea South Korea
1970
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Bulgaria Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of Japan Japan Flag of North Korea North Korea
1974
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Mexico Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of South Korea South Korea
1978
Details
Soviet Union Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Soviet Union USSR
1982
Details
Peru Flag of People's Republic of China China Flag of Peru Peru Flag of United States USA
1986
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Czechoslovakia Flag of People's Republic of China China Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Peru Peru
1990
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China Flag of Soviet Union USSR Flag of People's Republic of China China Flag of United States USA
1994
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Brazil Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Russia Russia
1998
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Japan Flag of Cuba Cuba Flag of People's Republic of China China Flag of Russia Russia
2002
Details
Germany Flag of Italy Italy Flag of United States USA Flag of Russia Russia
2006
Details
Japan Flag of Russia Russia Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Serbia Serbia
2010
Details
Japan

1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The 1949 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the first edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia from September 10 to September 18, 1949. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1952 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the second edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Moscow, Soviet Union from August 17 to August 29, 1952. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links Romania_flag_1947-1989. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1962 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the fifth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Moscow, Soviet Union from October 16 to October 26, 1962. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links Romania_flag_1947-1989. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The 1966 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the sixth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia from August 30 to September 11, 1966. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links Romania_flag_1947-1989. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The 1970 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the seventh edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Sofia, Bulgaria from September 29 to October 12, 1970. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Germany. ... “East Germany” redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... The 1974 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the eighth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Mexico City, Mexico from October 12 to October 28, 1974. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1978 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the ninth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Rome, Italy from September 20 to October 1, 1978. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1982 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the tenth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 2 to October 15, 1982. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1986 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the eleventh edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Paris, France from September 25 to October 5, 1986. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_1971-1990. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1990 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the twelfth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 18 to October 28, 1990. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Official logo The 1994 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the thirteenth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Athens and Saloniki, Greece from September 29 to October 8, 1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Official logo The 1998 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the fourteenth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Fukuoka, Kobe, Sendai, Sapporo, Kawasaki, Uozu, Hiroshima, Osaka, Chiba, Hamamatsu and Tokyo, Japan from November 13 to November 29, 1998. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_FR_Yugoslavia. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbian Government Republic President  - 1992 - 1993 Dobrica Ćosić  - 1993 - 1997 Zoran Lilić  - 1997 – 2000 Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević  - 2000 - 2003 Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Prime Minister  - 1992 - 1993 Milan Panić  - 1993 - 1998 Radoje Kontić  - 1998 - 2000 Momir Bulatović  - 2000 - 2001 Zoran Žižić  - 2001 - 2003 DragiÅ¡a Pe... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Official logo The 2002 FIVB Mens Volleyball World Championship was the fifteenth edition of the tournament, organised by the worlds governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Salta, Córdoba, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and San Juan, Argentina from September 28 to October 13... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Official Logo The 2006 FIVB Volleyball World championship for men will be held in Japan from 17 November 2006 to 3 December 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Medals summary

Medals per nation – Men

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
U.S.S.R. 6 2 3 11
Italy 3 1 0 4
Czechoslovakia 2 4 0 6
Brazil 2 1 0 3
Poland 1 1 0 2
U.S. 1 0 1 2
East Germany 1 0 0 1
Romania 0 2 2 4
Bulgaria 0 1 4 5
Cuba 0 1 2 3
Netherlands 0 1 0 1
Russia 0 1 0 1
Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
Japan 0 0 2 2
Argentina 0 0 1 1
France 0 0 1 1

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Medals per nation – Women

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
U.S.S.R. 5 3 1 9
Japan 3 3 0 6
Cuba 3 1 0 4
China 2 2 0 4
Russia 1 0 3 4
Italy 1 0 0 1
Brazil 0 2 0 2
Poland 0 1 2 3
U.S. 0 1 2 3
Peru 0 1 1 2
Romania 0 1 0 1
Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
South Korea 0 0 2 2
North Korea 0 0 1 1
Serbia 0 0 1 1

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See also

Indoor Volleyball World Champions means World Mens (Womens) Volleyball Championship, World Cup or Olympic Games, which are the three most important indoor volleyball competitions held by FIVB. Categories: | ...

External links

  • Official website of the FIVB
  • Official website of the 1998 Volleyball World Championship
  • Official website of the 2002 Volleyball World Championship

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