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Ten fun facts about Volleyball

Fact 1:
The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan.

Fact 2:
The first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.

Fact 3:
Volleyball were first introduced as Olympic sports in 1964.

Fact 4:
Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.

Fact 5:
Volleyball took some of its characteristics from tennis and handball.

Fact 6:
The first two-man beach game was played in 1930.

Fact 7:
Volleyball was called mintonette at first but it was later changed to volleyball.

Fact 8:
The first special designed ball for the sport was created in 1900.

Fact 9:
Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer.

Fact 10:
The longest recorded volleyball game was in Kingston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes.

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Short about Volleyball

Is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court.

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