Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's Volleyball
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Olympic rings with white rims.svg
Venue Omni Coliseum and
Stegeman Coliseum
Date 21 July – 4 August
Competitors 144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
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Volleyball at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Indoor
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Tournament   men   women
Rosters   men   women
Beach
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Tournament men women

The 1996 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 9th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, United States from 21 July to 4 August 1996.

Qualification[edit]

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 September 1990 Japan Tokyo 1  United States
1995 World Cup 18 November – 2 December 1995  Japan 3  Italy
 Netherlands
 Brazil
African Qualifier 29–31 March 1996 Morocco Rabat 1  Tunisia
Asian Qualifier 12–21 April 1996 South Korea Seoul & Japan Tokyo 1  South Korea
European Qualifier 27–29 March 1996 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Russia
North American Qualifier 14–16 April 1996 Canada Calgary 1  Cuba
South American Qualifier 12–14 April 1996 Argentina Buenos Aires 1  Argentina
1st World Qualifier 3–5 May 1996 Portugal Espinho 1  Bulgaria
2nd World Qualifier 3–5 May 1996 Germany Munich 1  Yugoslavia
3rd World Qualifier 3–5 May 1996 Greece Patras 1  Poland
Total 12

Pools composition[edit]

Pool A Pool B
 United States (Hosts)  Italy
 Brazil  Netherlands
 Cuba  Russia
 Argentina  South Korea
 Bulgaria  Tunisia
 Poland  Yugoslavia

Rosters[edit]

Venues[edit]

Main venue Sub venue
United States Atlanta, United States United States Athens, United States
Omni Coliseum Stegeman Coliseum
Capacity: 16,378 Capacity: 10,523
Omni Coliseum 1977.jpg Stegeman.JPG

Preliminary round[edit]

  • The top four teams in each pool qualified for the quarterfinals.
Qualified for the Quarterfinals

Pool A[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 9 4 1 12 5 2.400 233 191 1.220
2  Brazil 8 3 2 10 6 1.667 210 187 1.123
3  Bulgaria 8 3 2 10 8 1.250 225 212 1.061
4  Argentina 8 3 2 9 9 1.000 222 225 0.987
5  United States 7 2 3 10 9 1.111 241 233 1.034
6  Poland 5 0 5 1 15 0.067 151 234 0.645
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
21 Jul Cuba  3–0  Bulgaria 15–9 15–7 15–7     45–23
21 Jul United States  3–0  Poland 15–13 15–6 15–8     45–27
21 Jul Argentina  3–1  Brazil 9–15 15–8 16–14 15–6   55–43
23 Jul Bulgaria  3–0  Brazil 15–11 15–13 15–8     45–32
23 Jul United States  3–0  Argentina 15–7 15–8 15–11     45–26
23 Jul Cuba  3–0  Poland 15–13 15–2 15–13     45–28
25 Jul Argentina  3–1  Bulgaria 15–10 15–8 11–15 15–10   56–43
25 Jul Brazil  3–0  Poland 15–7 15–11 15–8     45–26
25 Jul Cuba  3–2  United States 4–15 15–9 14–16 15–8 18–16 66–64
27 Jul Cuba  3–0  Argentina 15–10 15–12 15–9     45–31
27 Jul Bulgaria  3–0  Poland 15–4 15–10 15–7     45–21
27 Jul Brazil  3–0  United States 15–11 15–11 15–7     45–29
29 Jul Argentina  3–1  Poland 7–15 17–15 15–10 15–9   54–49
29 Jul Bulgaria  3–2  United States 15–11 13–15 11–15 15–5 15–12 69–58
29 Jul Brazil  3–0  Cuba 15–11 15–10 15–11     45–32

Pool B[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 10 5 0 15 0 MAX 225 138 1.630
2  Netherlands 9 4 1 12 3 4.000 209 131 1.595
3  Yugoslavia 8 3 2 9 8 1.125 215 191 1.126
4  Russia 7 2 3 7 9 0.778 196 201 0.975
5  South Korea 6 1 4 3 12 0.250 156 198 0.788
6  Tunisia 5 0 5 1 15 0.067 98 240 0.408
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
21 Jul Netherlands  3–0  Tunisia 15–4 15–4 15–2     45–10
21 Jul Italy  3–0  South Korea 15–13 15–12 15–8     45–33
21 Jul Yugoslavia  3–1  Russia 10–15 15–13 15–10 15–11   55–49
23 Jul Netherlands  3–0  Russia 15–9 15–9 15–9     45–27
23 Jul Italy  3–0  Tunisia 15–9 15–5 15–1     45–15
23 Jul Yugoslavia  3–0  South Korea 15–5 15–6 16–14     46–25
25 Jul Italy  3–0  Netherlands 15–8 15–8 15–13     45–29
25 Jul Yugoslavia  3–1  Tunisia 15–4 15–17 15–3 15–3   60–27
25 Jul Russia  3–0  South Korea 15–8 15–4 16–14     46–26
27 Jul Italy  3–0  Russia 15–11 15–6 15–12     45–29
27 Jul Netherlands  3–0  Yugoslavia 15–7 15–6 15–9     45–22
27 Jul South Korea  3–0  Tunisia 15–4 15–6 15–6     45–16
29 Jul Italy  3–0  Yugoslavia 15–12 15–8 15–12     45–32
29 Jul Russia  3–0  Tunisia 15–9 15–10 15–11     45–30
29 Jul Netherlands  3–0  South Korea 15–4 15–11 15–12     45–27

Final round[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                   
31 July        
  Cuba  0
2 August
  Russia  3  
  Russia  0
31 July
    Netherlands  3  
  Bulgaria  1
4 August
  Netherlands  3  
  Netherlands  3
31 July
    Italy  2
  Brazil  2
2 August
  Yugoslavia  3  
  Yugoslavia  1 Bronze medal match
31 July
    Italy  3  
  Argentina  1   Russia  1
  Italy  3     Yugoslavia  3
4 August
5th–8th semifinals 5th place match
1 August
  Cuba  3  
  Bulgaria  1  
 
2 August
      Cuba  0
    Brazil  3
7th place match
1 August 2 August
  Brazil  3   Bulgaria  3
  Argentina  1     Argentina  2

Quarterfinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
31 Jul Cuba  0–3  Russia 13–15 15–17 11–15     39–47
31 Jul Bulgaria  1–3  Netherlands 14–16 15–9 3–15 13–15   45–55
31 Jul Brazil  2–3  Yugoslavia 6–15 5–15 15–8 16–14 10–15 52–67
31 Jul Argentina  1–3  Italy 15–12 9–15 7–15 4–15   35–57

5th–8th semifinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
01 Aug Cuba  3–1  Bulgaria 15–4 15–12 16–17 15–12   61–45
01 Aug Brazil  3–1  Argentina 15–10 15–3 13–15 15–9   58–37

Semifinals[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
02 Aug Russia  0–3  Netherlands 6–15 6–15 10–15     22–45
02 Aug Yugoslavia  1–3  Italy 12–15 15–8 6–15 7–15   40–53

7th place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
02 Aug Bulgaria  3–2  Argentina 15–10 15–10 7–15 7–15 20–18 64–68

5th place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
02 Aug Cuba  0–3  Brazil 12–15 14–16 14–16     40–47

Bronze medal match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
04 Aug Russia  1–3  Yugoslavia 8–15 15–7 8–15 9–15   40–52

Gold medal match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
04 Aug Netherlands  3–2  Italy 15–12 9–15 16–14 9–15 17–15 66–71

Final standing[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Netherlands (NED)
Misha Latuhihin
Henk-Jan Held
Brecht Rodenburg
Guido Görtzen
Richard Schuil
Ron Zwerver
Bas van de Goor
Jan Posthuma
Olof van der Meulen
Peter Blangé
Rob Grabert
Mike van de Goor
 Italy (ITA)
Andrea Gardini
Marco Meoni
Pasquale Gravina
Paolo Tofoli
Samuele Papi
Andrea Sartoretti
Marco Bracci
Lorenzo Bernardi
Luca Cantagalli
Andrea Zorzi
Andrea Giani
Vigor Bovolenta
 Yugoslavia (YUG)
Đorđe Đurić
Žarko Petrović
Vladimir Batez
Željko Tanasković
Dejan Brđović
Đula Mešter
Slobodan Kovač
Nikola Grbić
Vladimir Grbić
Rajko Jokanović
Goran Vujević
Andrija Gerić

Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
Netherlands Bas van de Goor
  • Best Spiker
Netherlands Bas van de Goor
  • Best Server
Argentina Marcos Milinkovic
  • Best Blocker
Bulgaria Nikolay Jeliazkov

External links[edit]