In 1985 William G. Morgan (America) invented a new indoor game called “Mintonette” which later became volleyball. Volleyball was a demonstration sport in the 1924 olympic (Paris) and became an official sport in 1947. When the federation international de volleyball (FIVB) was formed in 1949. First men’s world championship was played in Prague. Volleyball was a part of the Olympic games in Tokyo in 1964. The men's world league was set up in 1990. Today a new form of volleyball is popular. It is known as “Beach volleyball.” In India Volleyball came to existence through Y.M.C.A. and later volleyball federation of India (F.V.I.) was formed in 1950. India won the gold medal in the first Asian games. An Indian team selected at Kolkata in 1952. This team took part in the world volleyball championship at Moscow.
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