The game was originally developed from other ball games as Mintonette by
William G. Morgan, Director of Physical Education at the YMCA in
Holyoke (Massachusetts, USA) in 1895. On 1895, Dec 02 Alfred T.
Halstead proposed the name volleyball. Initially played with any
number of players, was this number limited to six in 1918. In 1920,
another important rule was introduced: The maximum three-time touch
of the ball, then it must be played over the net.
The game has flourished thanks to the YMCA across North America and a short time later around the globe.
On 1934, Aug 30, a Technical Commission for fistball and volleyball was formed within the Fédération Internationale des Sports de Handball d′Amateurs (FIHA), but without significant influence. The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) was founded by 14 associations (BEL, BRA, EGY, FRA, HUN, ITA, NED, POL, POR, ROU, TCH, URU, USA, YUG) in Paris on 1947, Apr 20. 1968, the mark of 100 members has been exceeded and 2016 the FIVB has 220 member associations.
|20.04.1947 - 25.07.1984||Paul Libaud FRA|
|25.07.1984 - 24.08.2008||Dr. Rubén Acosta Hernández MEX|
|24.08.2008 - 22.09.2012||Wei Jizhong CHN|
|21.09.2012 -||Ary Graça BRA|
|20.04.1947 - 30.09.1978||Henry Aujard FRA|
|30.09.1978 - 30.09.1982||Angel Barzashki BUL|
|30.09.1982 - 15.09.1988||Chadly Zouiten TUN|
|15.09.1988 - 22.07.1992||Piet de Bruin NED|
|1992 - 1997||???|
|1997 - 30.01.2001||---|
|30.01.2001 - 17.08.2005||Jean-Pierre Seppey SUI|
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