Nobody really knows that answer. William Morgan invented the game of volleyball in the 1890s and it is known that beach volleyball started in California in the 1920s. But who played the first game or created it, history has not recorded. The first beach volleyball was played in Santa Monica, Californa and the rules were made by people pretty much copying indoor volleyball. Whoever did was amazing and a hero to man kind. We will thank him forever! Answer: Let's just put it this way, we were playing team beach volleyball on the beaches of Perth, Australia back in the 1960's, and Australia is not really a 'volleyball' country, though it certainly get into its beaches!
What the hell? Alright. I'm Atheist, so I haven't read the bible, but nowhere in it is volleyball. Volleyball was invented in the early 1900's at the YMCA for older men.
Officially, they are called 'VTAM' - which stands for 'Volleyball Team Australia Men'. Probably the most boring name of all Australian sports teams. In the 1980's they were unoffically called the 'Diggers', which I think is a fantastic name as it's relevant to both Australia and volleyball, but these days it's frowned upon by the RSL to use any sort of name like that.
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Lots of teams did not win. Only 9 teams actually won the championship.
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HistoryThough popularized in Southern California, the first recorded beach volleyball games took place on the beaches of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawai'i at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Originally designed to give bored surfers something to do when the surf was down, the game quickly developed into more organized six-man matches. The most famous early player was legendary waterman, Duke Kahanamoku.In 1920, construction of new jetties in Santa Monica, California created a large sandy area for public enjoyment, planting the seed for beach volleyball development in that region. The first permanent nets began to appear, and recreational games were soon being played on public parts of the beach, as well as in private beach clubs. 11 such beach clubs appeared in the Santa Monica area, beginning in late 1922. The first inter-club competitions were staged in 1924, marking the first beach volleyball tournaments to be played in California.Most of these early beach volleyball matches were played with teams of at least six players per side, much like indoor volleyball. The concept of the modern two-man beach volleyball game, however, is credited to Paul "Pablo" Johnson, an indoor player. In the summer of 1930, while waiting for players to show up for a six-man game, Johnson decided to try playing with only the four people present. The game was forever changed.Beach volleyball began to appear in Europe in the 1930s. By the 1940s, doubles tournaments were being played on the beaches of Santa Monica for trophies. In the 1960s, an attempt to start a professional volleyball league was made in Santa Monica. It failed, but a professional tournament was held in France for 30,000 French francs. The first Manhattan Beach Open was held in 1960. The tournament is now considered the "Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball".In the 1970s, a few professional tournaments in Santa Monica were sponsored by beer and cigarette companies.At the professional level, the sport remained fairly obscure until the 1980s when beach volleyball experienced a surge in popularity. Players like Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith became household names. In 1987, the FIVB created the first World Beach Volleyball Championships, played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The FIVB began organizing worldwide professional tournaments, and laid the groundwork for the sport's Olympic debut in 1996.Despite its increased popularity in the 80's and 90's, American beach volleyball suffered setbacks. In early 1998, the American women's professional tour - the WPVA - closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy. Later that same year, the American professional men's tour - the AVP - also filed for bankruptcy, plagued by problems as a player-run organization.In 2001, the AVP reemerged as a for-profit, publicly-traded company that combined the men's and women's professional tours, with equal prize money for both sexes.Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, who won two consecutive gold medals in 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, were named "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time". Among female beach volleyball players, May-Treanor has the record of most tournaments won with 103 career wins.See also: Volleyball: Origin of the gamecopied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_volleyball#Governing_bodies
Volleyball is most popular in Brazil, it´s second most popular women´s sport. In Europe Poland is the volleyball country no.1.
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