Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics featured men’s and women’s Beach volleyball for the first time as an official Olympic sport.[1]

9th Volleyball Olympic Tournament
Atlanta 1996
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Tournament details
Olympics1996 Summer Olympics
Host nation United States
CityAtlanta
DatesJuly 20, 1996 (1996-07-20)
August 4, 1996 (1996-08-04)
Men's Medals(12 teams)
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Yugoslavia
Women's Medals(12 teams)
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Brazil
1st Beach Volleyball Olympic Tournament
Atlanta 1996
Tournament details
CityAtlanta
DatesJuly 23, 1996 (1996-07-23)
July 28, 1996 (1996-07-28)
Men's Medals
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Canada
Women's Medals
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Australia

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil1113
2  United States1102
3  Cuba1001
  Netherlands1001
5  China0101
  Italy0101
7  Australia0011
  Canada0011
  Yugoslavia0011
Totals (9 nations)44412

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's indoor
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  Netherlands (NED)
Peter Blangé
Guido Görtzen
Rob Grabert
Henk-Jan Held
Misha Latuhihin
Jan Posthuma
Brecht Rodenburg
Richard Schuil
Bas van de Goor
Mike van de Goor
Olof van der Meulen
Ron Zwerver
  Italy (ITA)
Lorenzo Bernardi
Vigor Bovolenta
Marco Bracci
Luca Cantagalli
Andrea Gardini
Andrea Giani
Pasquale Gravina
Marco Meoni
Samuele Papi
Andrea Sartoretti
Paolo Tofoli
Andrea Zorzi
  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Vladimir Batez
Dejan Brđović
Đorđe Đurić
Andrija Gerić
Nikola Grbić
Vladimir Grbić
Rajko Jokanović
Slobodan Kovač
Đula Mešter
Žarko Petrović
Željko Tanasković
Goran Vujević
Women's indoor
details
  Cuba (CUB)
Taimaris Aguero
Regla Bell
Magaly Carvajal
Marlenis Costa
Ana Fernández
Mirka Francia
Idalmis Gato
Lilia Izquierdo
Mireya Luis
Raisa O'Farrill
Yumilka Ruíz
Regla Torres
  China (CHN)
Cui Yong-Mei
He Qi
Lai Yawen
Li Yan
Liu Xiaoning
Pan Wenli
Sun Yue
Wang Lina
Wang Yi
Wang Ziling
Wu Yongmei
Zhu Yunying
  Brazil (BRA)
Ida Alvares
Leila Barros
Ericléia Bodziak
Hilma Caldeira
Ana Paula Connelly
Márcia Cunha
Virna Dias
Ana Moser
Ana Flávia Sanglard
Hélia Souza
Sandra Suruagy
Fernanda Venturini
Men's beach
details
  Karch Kiraly
and Kent Steffes (USA)
  Michael Dodd
and Mike Whitmarsh (USA)
  John Child
and Mark Heese (CAN)
Women's beach
details
  Jackie Silva
and Sandra Pires (BRA)
  Mônica Rodrigues
and Adriana Samuel (BRA)
  Natalie Cook
and Kerri Pottharst (AUS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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