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10 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.