Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's Volleyball
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
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Venue Jamsil Gymnasium,
Hanyang University Gymnasium
and Saemaul Sports Hall
Date 17 September – 2 October
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Argentina
← 1984
1992 →
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The 1988 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 7th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Seoul, South Korea from 17 September to 2 October 1988.

Qualification[edit]

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 30 September 1981 West Germany Baden-Baden 1  South Korea
1984 Olympic Games 29 July – 11 August 1984 United States Los Angeles 1  United States
1985 World Cup 22 November – 1 December 1985  Japan 1  Soviet Union
1986 World Championship 25 September – 5 October 1986  France 1  Bulgaria
1st World Qualifier 10–17 May 1987 Brazil Brasília 1  Argentina
1987 African Championship December 1987 Tunisia Tunis 1  Tunisia
1987 Asian Championsnip 15–25 October 1987 Kuwait Kuwait City 1  Japan
1987 European Championship 25 September – 3 October 1987  Belgium 1  France
1987 NORCECA Championship 12–19 June 1987 Cuba Havana 1  Cuba*
1987 South American Championship 20–27 September 1987 Uruguay Montevideo 1  Brazil
2nd World Qualifier 31 January – 7 February 1988 Netherlands Amsterdam 1  Netherlands
3rd World Qualifier 20–25 May 1988 Italy Florence 1  Sweden
Total 12
*  Italy replaced Cuba, who withdrew from the tournament because of the North Korea-led boycott, through winning three–game playoff against China.

Pools composition[edit]

Pool A Pool B
 South Korea (Hosts)  Argentina
 Brazil  France
 Bulgaria  Japan
 Sweden  Netherlands
 Italy  Tunisia
 Soviet Union  United States

Rosters[edit]

Venues[edit]

Main venue Sub venue Sub venue
South Korea Seoul, South Korea South Korea Seoul, South Korea South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Jamsil Gymnasium Hanyang University Gymnasium Saemaul Sports Hall
Capacity: 13,409 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 4,500
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Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th–8th semifinals
Qualified for the 9th–12th semifinals

Pool A[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 9 4 1 14 4 3.500 248 190 1.305
2  Brazil 9 4 1 14 7 2.000 296 225 1.316
3  Sweden 7 2 3 9 11 0.818 220 262 0.840
4  Bulgaria 7 2 3 7 9 0.778 190 194 0.979
5  Italy 7 2 3 7 11 0.636 203 222 0.914
6  South Korea 6 1 4 5 14 0.357 200 264 0.758
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
17 Sep Sweden  3–2  South Korea 10–15 5–15 15–12 17–15 15–4 62–61
18 Sep Brazil  3–0  Italy 15–7 15–4 17–15     47–26
18 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Bulgaria 15–7 15–9 15–8     45–24
19 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Sweden 15–8 15–7 16–14     46–29
19 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  Italy 15–7 15–8 15–6     45–21
19 Sep South Korea  3–2  Brazil 19–17 15–8 6–15 11–15 15–12 66–67
22 Sep Brazil  3–1  Bulgaria 13–15 15–6 15–12 15–12   58–45
22 Sep Italy  3–2  Sweden 9–15 15–6 12–15 15–12 15–3 66–51
22 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  South Korea 15–6 15–7 15–13     45–26
24 Sep Brazil  3–1  Sweden 15–6 13–15 15–0 15–12   58–33
24 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  South Korea 15–7 15–10 15–8     45–25
24 Sep Soviet Union  3–1  Italy 15–9 15–9 12–15 15–12   57–45
26 Sep Italy  3–0  South Korea 15–10 15–7 15–5     45–22
26 Sep Brazil  3–2  Soviet Union 12–15 9–15 15–8 15–11 15–6 66–55
26 Sep Sweden  3–0  Bulgaria 15–11 15–12 15–8     45–31

Pool B[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 263 155 1.697
2  Argentina 8 3 2 11 7 1.571 219 211 1.038
3  France 8 3 2 10 7 1.429 222 190 1.168
4  Netherlands 8 3 2 10 7 1.429 202 183 1.104
5  Japan 6 1 4 5 12 0.417 182 225 0.809
6  Tunisia 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 101 225 0.449
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
17 Sep Netherlands  3–1  France 15–8 7–15 15–11 15–7   52–41
18 Sep United States  3–0  Japan 15–13 15–2 15–2     45–17
18 Sep Argentina  3–0  Tunisia 15–5 15–11 15–6     45–22
19 Sep United States  3–1  Netherlands 15–7 12–15 15–1 15–11   57–34
19 Sep France  3–0  Tunisia 15–10 15–3 15–9     45–22
19 Sep Argentina  3–1  Japan 15–11 15–12 11–15 15–11   56–49
22 Sep United States  3–2  Argentina 11–15 11–15 15–4 17–15 15–7 69–56
22 Sep France  3–1  Japan 10–15 15–10 17–15 15–12   57–52
22 Sep Netherlands  3–0  Tunisia 15–6 15–10 15–5     45–21
24 Sep United States  3–0  France 17–15 15–6 15–13     47–34
24 Sep Japan  3–0  Tunisia 15–4 15–11 15–7     45–22
24 Sep Argentina  3–0  Netherlands 15–11 15–7 15–8     45–26
26 Sep France  3–0  Argentina 15–7 15–5 15–5     45–17
26 Sep United States  3–0  Tunisia 15–4 15–6 15–4     45–14
26 Sep Netherlands  3–0  Japan 15–7 15–4 15–8     45–19

Final round[edit]

9th–12th places[edit]

9th–12th semifinals 9th place match
28 September
  Italy  3  
  Tunisia  0  
 
30 September
      Italy  3
    Japan  2
11th place match
28 September 30 September
  South Korea  2   Tunisia  0
  Japan  3     South Korea  3

9th–12th semifinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
28 Sep Italy  3–0  Tunisia 15–2 15–2 15–5     45–9
28 Sep South Korea  2–3  Japan 15–13 15–6 9–15 13–15 9–15 61–64

11th place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
30 Sep Tunisia  0–3  South Korea 11–15 9–15 7–15     27–45

9th place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
30 Sep Italy  3–2  Japan 15–11 15–11 12–15 13–15 15–7 70–59

5th–8th places[edit]

5th–8th semifinals 5th place match
28 September
  Sweden  2  
  Netherlands  3  
 
1 October
      Netherlands  3
    Bulgaria  0
7th place match
28 September 1 October
  Bulgaria  3   Sweden  3
  France  0     France  2

5th–8th semifinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
28 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  France 15–8 15–12 15–11     45–31
28 Sep Sweden  2–3  Netherlands 10–15 15–13 15–8 11–15 14–16 65–67

7th place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
01 Oct Sweden  3–2  France 12–15 15–5 8–15 15–12 15–12 65–59

5th place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
01 Oct Netherlands  3–0  Bulgaria 15–6 15–8 15–10     45–24

Final four[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal match
30 September
  Soviet Union  3  
  Argentina  0  
 
2 October
      Soviet Union  1
    United States  3
Bronze medal match
30 September 2 October
  Brazil  0   Argentina  3
  United States  3     Brazil  2

Semifinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
30 Sep Brazil  0–3  United States 3–15 5–15 11–15     19–45
30 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Argentina 15–11 17–15 15–8     47–34

Bronze medal match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
02 Oct Argentina  3–2  Brazil 15–10 15–17 15–8 12–15 15–9 72–59

Gold medal match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
02 Oct Soviet Union  1–3  United States 15–13 10–15 4–15 8–15   37–58

Final standing[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Troy Tanner
Dave Saunders
Jon Root
Bob Ctvrtlik
Douglas Partie
Steve Timmons
Craig Buck
Scott Fortune
Ricci Luyties
Jeff Stork
Eric Sato
Karch Kiraly
 Soviet Union (URS)
Yuriy Panchenko
Andrei Kuznetsov
Vyacheslav Zaytsev
Igor Runov
Vladimir Shkurikhin
Evgeni Krasilnikov
Raimonds Vilde
Valeri Losev
Yuri Sapega
Oleksandr Sorokalet
Yaroslav Antonov
Yuri Cherednik
 Argentina (ARG)
Claudio Zulianello
Daniel Castellani
Esteban Martínez
Alejandro Diz
Daniel Colla
Javier Weber
Hugo Conte
Waldo Kantor
Raúl Quiroga
Jon Uriarte
Esteban de Palma
Juan Cuminetti

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]