Volleyball at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's Volleyball
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Date 13–26 October
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1964 1972»
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The 1968 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 2nd edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Mexico City, Mexico from 13 to 26 October 1968.

Qualification[edit]

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host country 18 October 1963 West Germany Baden-Baden, West Germany 1  Mexico
1964 Olympic Games 13–23 October 1964 Japan Tokyo, Japan 1  Soviet Union
1966 World Championship 30 Aug – 11 Sep 1966 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3  Czechoslovakia
 Romania **
 East Germany
1967 African Championship 1967 Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia 1  Tunisia **
Asian Qualification Tournament 1967 Unknown 1  Japan
1967 European Championship 26 Oct – 8 Nov 1967 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 1  Poland
1967 Pan American Games * 24 Jul – 3 Aug 1967 Canada Winnipeg, Canada 2  United States
 Brazil
Total 10

* Best NORCECA and South American team qualified for the Olympic Games.
**  Belgium and  Bulgaria replaced Romania and Tunisia, who withdrew from the tournament.

Rosters[edit]

Venues[edit]

Round robin[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 17 8 1 26 8 3.250 464 326 1.423
2  Japan 16 7 2 24 6 4.000 430 258 1.667
3  Czechoslovakia 16 7 2 22 15 1.467 454 417 1.089
4  East Germany 15 6 3 22 12 1.833 449 374 1.201
5  Poland 15 6 3 18 11 1.636 371 281 1.320
6  Bulgaria 13 4 5 16 17 0.941 379 385 0.984
7  United States 13 4 5 15 18 0.833 383 414 0.925
8  Belgium 11 2 7 6 24 0.250 239 417 0.573
9  Brazil 10 1 8 8 25 0.320 357 469 0.761
10  Mexico 9 0 9 6 27 0.222 289 474 0.610
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Japan  3–0  Poland 15–9 15–11 15–10     45–30
13 Oct Belgium  3–1  Brazil 15–7 16–14 9–15 15–6   55–42
13 Oct Bulgaria  3–0  Mexico 15–9 15–4 15–6     45–19
13 Oct United States  3–2  Soviet Union 11–15 15–10 10–15 15–10 15–6 66–56
13 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–2  East Germany 15–12 15–17 14–16 15–11 15–9 74–65
16 Oct Bulgaria  3–0  Belgium 15–10 15–1 15–5     45–16
16 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–1  United States 15–0 10–15 15–7 15–7   55–29
16 Oct Poland  3–1  Mexico 15–10 7–15 15–4 15–3   52–32
16 Oct Soviet Union  3–1  Brazil 11–15 15–2 15–9 15–9   56–35
16 Oct Japan  3–0  East Germany 15–6 15–8 15–13     45–27
17 Oct East Germany  3–0  Mexico 15–3 15–5 15–6     45–14
17 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Bulgaria 15–10 15–9 15–10     45–29
17 Oct Poland  3–0  Belgium 15–6 15–5 15–8     45–19
17 Oct United States  3–0  Brazil 15–12 15–7 15–10     45–29
17 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–2  Japan 2–15 3–15 15–12 15–12 15–11 50–65
19 Oct Japan  3–0  Mexico 15–1 15–3 15–11     45–15
19 Oct Bulgaria  3–2  United States 10–15 17–15 7–15 15–7 16–14 65–66
19 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Poland 15–9 15–10 15–10     45–29
19 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–2  Brazil 15–12 15–10 13–15 13–15 15–9 71–61
19 Oct East Germany  3–0  Belgium 15–1 15–7 15–7     45–15
20 Oct Japan  3–0  Belgium 15–5 15–5 15–4     45–14
20 Oct Bulgaria  3–0  Brazil 15–8 18–16 15–3     48–27
20 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–0  Mexico 15–10 15–8 15–8     45–26
20 Oct Poland  3–0  United States 15–5 15–5 15–8     45–18
20 Oct Soviet Union  3–2  East Germany 10–15 15–9 15–11 12–15 15–5 67–55
21 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–2  Bulgaria 15–7 10–15 15–9 4–15 15–7 59–53
21 Oct Belgium  3–2  Mexico 15–11 5–15 13–15 18–16 15–2 66–59
21 Oct East Germany  3–0  United States 15–8 15–12 15–10     45–30
21 Oct Poland  3–0  Brazil 15–12 15–4 15–7     45–23
21 Oct Soviet Union  3–1  Japan 4–15 15–13 15–9 15–13   49–50
23 Oct Poland  3–0  Bulgaria 15–3 15–5 15–10     45–18
23 Oct Soviet Union  3–1  Mexico 15–5 15–8 11–15 15–5   56–33
23 Oct Japan  3–0  United States 15–5 15–8 15–11     45–24
23 Oct East Germany  3–1  Brazil 15–13 15–7 14–16 15–12   59–48
23 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–0  Belgium 15–0 15–4 15–12     45–16
24 Oct Japan  3–0  Brazil 15–8 15–11 15–12     45–31
24 Oct East Germany  3–2  Bulgaria 15–11 8–15 15–10 10–15 15–7 63–58
24 Oct United States  3–1  Mexico 14–16 15–10 15–9 15–11   59–46
24 Oct Poland  3–1  Czechoslovakia 15–5 15–3 12–15 15–13   57–36
24 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Belgium 15–2 15–3 15–5     45–10
25 Oct Japan  3–0  Bulgaria 15–7 15–6 15–5     45–18
25 Oct United States  3–0  Belgium 15–4 16–14 15–10     46–28
25 Oct Brazil  3–1  Mexico 14–16 15–6 17–15 15–8   61–45
25 Oct East Germany  3–0  Poland 15–11 15–6 15–6     45–23
26 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Czechoslovakia 15–7 15–4 15–8     45–19

Final standing[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Soviet Union (URS)
Eduard Sibiryakov
Yuriy Poyarkov
Georgy Mondzolevski
Valeri Kravchenko
Volodymyr Byelyayev
Yevhen Lapinsky
Ivans Bugajenkovs
Oļegs Antropovs
Vasilijus Matuševas
Viktor Mikhalchuk
Borys Tereshchuk
Volodymyr Ivanov
 Japan (JPN)
Masayuki Minami
Katsutoshi Nekoda
Mamoru Shiragami
Isao Koizumi
Kenji Kimura
Yasuaki Mitsumori
Naohiro Ikeda
Jungo Morita
Tadayoshi Yokota
Seiji Oko
Tetsuo Satō
Kenji Shimaoka
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Bohumil Golián
Antonín Procházka
Petr Kop
Jiří Svoboda
Josef Musil
Lubomír Zajíček
Josef Smolka
Vladimír Petlák
František Sokol
Zdeněk Groessl
Pavel Schenk
Drahomír Koudelka

External links[edit]