FIVB Club World Championship was created in 1989.
FIVB World Championship was created in 1949.
FIVB World Cup was created in 1965.
Swatch FIVB World Championships was created in 1997.
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup was created in 1993.
The FIVB World Cup is a men's and women's volleyball competition. Created in 1965 (men) and 1973 (women), it is an international qualification event for the Olympic Games. It is not to be confused with the FIVB World Championship or the FIVB World League/FIVB World Grand Prix.1965 - Soviet Union (Russia) defeated Poland to become the first Men's world cup winner(The Soviets have been in the top 3 in this event 10 times which is more than any team and have won it more than anyone with 6 victories (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 1999, 2011))1973 - Soviet Union (Russia) defeated Japan to become the first Women's world cup winner(The Soviets have been in the top 3 in this event 6 times but only won once (1973); The Cuban women have won this event more times than anyone with 6 victories, China women have placed in the top 3 more times than anyone with 7 times. )
FIVB is the governing body of Volleyball .fivb.org
FIVB means Fédération Internationale deVolleyball in Portuguese and in English it means International Federation of Volleyball.
Volleyball is the second most popular sport in Brazil. Brazil is also the most successful country in this sport. The national volleyball team is currently the champion in the 2 major competitions (Volleyball World Cup and Volleyball World Championship). They currently rank #1 in the FIVB World Rankings. The women's national volleyball team is also ranked #1 in the FIVB World Rankings. They are the current Olympic champions in Volleyball. Brazilian athletes have also greatly succeeded worldwide in beach Volleyball.
Federation internationale de vollyball
FIVB claims nearly 1billion people play volleyball in the world. One out of every six people
World Cup, Continental Cup, Copa America, Champions League, European Cup and various national cups all over the world.
The world swatch is a major volley ball tournement. This tournement is described as an intercontinental beach volleyball tour. Before 2003,the "World Swatch" was previously known as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.