Facts and Trivia
The sport is not only played in european schools (unfortunately not so much in the UK) and colleges throughout the USA, but it is featured in the Olympics and international tournaments worldwide.
Although it's a surprise to many people, volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today behind soccer. It is played all across the world and in many different forms of competition.
Volleyball was originally called mintonette, because it shared many of the same ideas as badminton.
The Floater serve is very similar to a knuckle ball in baseball. Its unpredictable movement can cause the opposing team to fall over trying to hit it.
Volleyball was first introduced to the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964. The first men's gold medal was won by the USSR while the first women's gold was won by Japan.