Volley ball is a collective sport invented on February 9 1895 in the
United States by a physical professor of education of the YMCA,
William G Morgan, in order to occupy the athletes during the
winter. Its name comes from the English verb ' to volley' which means
' to make fly (the ball) ', principal goal of the play In the
beginning, the name was ' mintonette', but it did not keep it a long
An international federation of French origin, the International
Federation of Volley ball (FIVB), founded in 1947, defines the rules
of the game. The first world championships took place in 1952. Volley
ball is discipline Olympic since 1964; its more estival version, the
beach-volleyball is since 1996.
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