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Prior to Sydney 2000, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) introduced a new specialist role: the libero. This player wears a different coloured uniform from the rest of the team and can be substituted in backcourt for any player on the team. [Full story]

Drawing of lots for the Olympic volleyball competitions

• Men's:
  Group A: USA (A1), Italy (A2), Bulgaria (A3), China (A4),Japan (A5), Venezuela (A6)
  Group B: Serbia (B1), Brazil (B2), Poland (B3), Germany (B4), Egypt (B5), Russia (B6)

• Women's:
  Group A: Japan (A1), Venezuela (A2), Poland (A3), Cuba (A4), China(A5), USA (A6)
  Group B: Algeria (B1), Serbia (B2), Italy (B3), Russia (B4), Kazakhstan (B5), Brazil (B6)
 

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • volleyball Men
  • • volleyball Women

Athlete Quota:

144 men (12 teams of 12 athletes per team)
144 women (12 teams of 12 athletes per team)
Total of 288 athletes

Allocation
  • TIMELINE
  • SCHEDULE(W)
  • SCHEDULE(M)
  • ENTRY (M)
  • ENTRY (W)

QUALIFICATION TIMELINE

1-30 September, 2007 Period for Continental Championships
1–15 November 2007 Women's World Cup (JPN)
16–30 November 2007 Men's World Cup (JPN)
1 December 2007–15 January 2008 Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments
15-20 January 2008 Women's Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (GER)
22-27 January 2008 Women's Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (ALG)
3-9 February 2008 Men's Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments (RSA)
17-25 May 2008 Women's Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (JPN)
23-25 May 2008 Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament (GER)
30 May-1 Jun 2008 Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament (POR)
31 May-8 Jun 2008 Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments (JPN)
31 May-8 Jun 2008 Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament (JPN)
23 Jun 2008 Deadline for Beijing 2008 Organising Committee to receive entry forms submitted by NOCs

Hall of Fame

Regla Torres Regla TorresAt 1.91m tall, Regla Torres seemed a natural for the sport of volleyball. A middle blocker and attacker, she was a member of the Cuban team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and played in the final, in which the Cubans defeated the team from the former Soviet Union in four sets. [Full story]


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