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July 13, 2020

Bach says cancelling Tokyo 2020 would have been easier option for IOC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said it would have been easier to…
July 13, 2020

Lewis wants Olympic medallists to receive Olympic Order

THE LIFETIME ban imposed on former American Olympic track and field medallists Vince Matthews and…
July 12, 2020

Athletes Are Fighting the Olympic Ban on Protests

At a time of global uprisings, the Olympic ban on political dissent is under renewed…
July 12, 2020

CANOC urging sports associations in the Caribbean to be innovative

BRIAN Lewis, president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), believes that sport…
July 11, 2020

First black Miss Universe became a national icon in Trinidad

When Janelle “Penny” Commissiong became Miss Universe in 1977, the world sat up and took…
July 10, 2020

SIGA CREATES TASK FORCE ON RACE, GENDER, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

Following the successful SIGA-Soccerex Webinar on the topic, “Football For All,” the Sport Integrity Global…
July 09, 2020

Lewis: Reinstate Munich Games 400m medallists Matthews, Collett

Caribbean National Olympic Committees (CANOC) president Brian Lewis is calling for the rescinding of a…

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VolleyballWilliam G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, invented volleyball in 1895. He experimented with the new sport by blending elements of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball while keeping physical contact to a minimum. At the time, the sport was called Mintonette.

The tennis net was raised 6 feet 6 six inches off the floor, just above the average man’s height. The name volleyball came about while during a demonstration game, someone remarked the players seemed to be volleying the ball (a term borrowed from tennis) over the net, making its new name more relevant.

In 1900, the first specialized ball was designed for the sport that required it to be lighter than the football (soccer ball) the sport began with. Today, volleyball remains one of the most popular sports, played by over 800 million people worldwide. Professional leagues are played indoors on hard courts or outdoors on sand known as beach volleyball. Special stadia have been built for beach volleyball as the sport has become increasingly popular. In 1947 the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) was founded as the international governing body for volleyball. The Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation is the affiliate body in this country.