Volleyball was introduced to the Olympics for both men and women in 1964. It is played by teams of six on an indoor court measuring 18m x 9m, with a net 2.43m high for men and
2.24m high for women.
Each team is allowed to touch the ball three times before it has to cross the net. The object is to make the ball hit the ground in your opponent's half of the court, or to make your opponent hit the ball out.
Typically the players will use the first and second touches to set up an attempt to score by hitting the ball powerfully to try and ground it in the opponent's half of theRead More »from Sport guide: Volleyball