Volleyball has been part of the Olympics Game program for both men and women consistently since 1964.Brazil, United States, and the former Soviet Union, are the only teams to win multiple gold medals at the men’s tournament since its introduction. The remaining five editions of the Men’s Olympic Volleyball Tournament were won each by a different country including Japan, Poland, Netherlands, Russia and the defunct Yugoslavia.Gold medals are less evenly distributed in women’s volleyball than in men’s; the fourteen editions of the Women’s Olympic Volleyball Tournament were won by only five countries: Brazil, Cuba, China, Japan and the former Soviet Union.
The history of Olympic volleyball can be traced back to the 1924 Olympics Game in Paris, where volleyball was played as part of an American sports demonstration event. Its addition to the Olympic program, however, was given only after World War II, with the foundation of the FIVB and of some of the continental confederations. In 1957, a special tournament was held during the 53rd IOC session in Sofia, Bulgaria, to support such request. The competition was a success, and the sport was officially introduced in 1964. The Olympic Committee initially dropped volleyball for the 1968 Olympics, meeting protests.
The volleyball Olympic tournament was originally a simple competition, whose format paralleled the one still employed in the World Cup: all teams played against each other team and then were ranked by number of wins, set average and point average. One disadvantage of this round-robin system is that medal winners could be determined before the end of the games, making the audience lose interest in the outcome of the remaining matches.
To cope with this situation, the competition was split into two phases: a “final round” was introduced, consisting of quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. Since its creation in 1972, this new system has become the standard for the volleyball Olympic tournament, and is usually referred to as the “Olympic format”.
The number of teams involved in the games has grown steadily since 1964. Since 1996, both men’s and women’s indoor events count 12 participant nations. Each of the five continental volleyball confederations has at least one affiliated national federation involved in the Olympic Games.
Olympics Game 2021 Participating Nations List:
Below is a list of all the countries that the International Olympic Committee currently recognizes as National Olympic Committees.
Five countries have been represented at all Olympics Game 2021 – Greece, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, and Australia, though not always as part of official teams. Even though they boycotted the 1956 Olympics, Switzerland is on this list – they had competed in the equestrian events several months earlier in Stockholm. France did not send a team to the 1904 Games, but alone, Frenchman did compete for the USA and a mixed team. Also, in 1896 Great Britain competed as part of the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,’ while Australia participated in 1908 and 1912 as part of a combined Australasia team with New Zealand. Therefore, only Greece has participated under its own flag in all modern summer Olympic Games out of these five nations.
As per the information that we have, the following nations are participating. There might be certain changes in the coming future.
Olympics Game 2021 Participating Country
|Antigua and Barbuda||Argentina||Armenia||Australia||Austria|
|Zambia||Bhutan||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Botswana||Brazil|
|British Virgin Islands||Bulgaria||Burkina Faso||Burundi||Cameroon|
|Colombia||Cook Islands||Costa Rica||Croatia||Cuba|
|Cyprus||Czech Republic||Democratic Republic of the Congo||Denmark||Djibouti|
|Dominica||Dominican Republic||Ecuador||Egypt||El Salvador|
|New Zealand||Nicaragua||Niger||Nigeria||North Macedonia|
|Norway||Pakistan||Panama||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay|
|Qatar||Romania||Rwanda||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Samoa|
|San Marino||São Tomé and Príncipe||Saudi Arabia||Senegal||Serbia|
|South Korea||Spain||Sri Lanka||Suriname||Sweden|
|Thailand||Togo||Tonga||Trinidad and Tobago||Tunisia|
Olympics Game 2021 Venue List Of Events:
Heritage Zone Venues:
Equestrian Park – Equestrian
Kokugikan Arena – Boxing
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza – Modern Pentathlon, Badminton
Nippon Budokan – Judo, Karate
New National Stadium – Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football Final
Tokyo International Forum – Weightlifting
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Table Tennis
Tokyo Stadium – Football, Modern Pentathlon, Rugby
Yoyogi National Stadium – Handball
Tokyo Bay Zone Venues:
Aomi Urban Sports Venue – Basketball 3×3, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing
Ariake Arena – Volleyball
Ariake Tennis Park – Tennis
Ariake Urban Sports Park – BMX Freestyle
Canoe Slalom Course – Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Dream Island Archery Field – Archery
Makuhari Messe Hall A – Taekwondo, Wrestling
Makuhari Messe Hall B – Fencing
Odaiba Marine Park – Triathlon, Marathon Swimming
Aquatics Centre – Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming
BMX Course – BMX Cycling
Gymnastic Centre – Gymnastics
Sea Forest Cross-Country Course – Equestrian Eventing
Sea Forest Waterway – Rowing, Canoe/Kayak Sprint
Seaside Park Hockey Stadium – Hockey
Shiokaze Park – Beach Volleyball
Tatsumi International Swimming Centre – Water Polo
Asaka Shooting Range – Shooting
Enoshima Yacht Harbour – Sailing
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium – Baseball, Softball
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium – Football
International Stadium Yokohama – Football
Izu Mountain Bike Course – Mountain Cycling
Izu Velodrome – Track Cycling
Kasumigaseki Country Club – Golf
Miyagi Stadium – Football
Saitama Stadium – Football
Saitama Super Arena – Basketball
Sapporo Dome – Football
Tsurigasaki Beach Surfing Venue – Surfing
Yokohama Stadium – Baseball, Softball