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Volleyball perhaps one of the most widely known sports in the world is like many other sports one that had very humble beginnings but blossomed into a fad that swept across the United States and the world in the space of a few years In Holyoke Massachusetts in 1895 a man named William G Morgan the PE director of the local YMCA was looking to create a game for the businessmen that wouldnt require much physical contact He blended elements of many sports and came up with a game that he called Mintonette Encarta The term volleyball was coined when someone remarked that the ball was being volleyed back and forth no-brainer huh and the first official game of volleyball was played on Tuesday July 7 1896 at Springfield College volleyballorg Little did William know what he had started Over the next ten to twenty years the game of volleyball spread like wildfire throughout the world particularly in 1919 when the American Expeditionary Forces were given 16000 volleyballs which gave rise to the sport in many foreign lands Eventually it became so popular that the International Volleyball Federation FIVB was founded in Paris in 1947 volleyballorg and later moved to Lausanne Switzerland Encarta Membership was small at first but now it currently has over 210 countries represented Of course as all things have it changed over time For example more rules and hits were added the forearm pass wasnt introduced for over 50 years and it was the Filipinos who introduced the kill hit set and spike in 1916 The games in the United States were largely limited to YMCA members but that changed in 1928 when the United States Volleyball Association set up open tournaments to all players volleyballorg As further proof of its widespread appeal the first World Championships of Volleyball were held in Prague Czechoslovakia volleyballorg the game was introduced into the Pan American games in 1955 and debuted in the Olympics
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