Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
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Venue Stegeman Coliseum, United States of America
Date 20 July–3 August
Competitors 144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil
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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 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the ninth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. It was held from July 20 to August 3, 1996 at the Stegeman Coliseum of The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.

Qualification[edit]

Volleyball Women Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  United States
1995 Women's World Cup 3  Cuba
 Brazil
 China
European Qualification 1  Germany
North American Qualification 1  Canada
South American Qualification 1  Peru
Asian Qualification 1  South Korea
Wild-Card 1  Russia
Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3  Netherlands
 Japan
 Ukraine
Total 12
  • Africa was invited to participate in this edition, but since no African team showed interest, Russia —then the best ranked of "wild-card teams"— was invited to participate the Olympic Games.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

1996 Women's Olympic Volleyball Squads

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  China 10 5 5 0 256 181 1.414 15 3 5.000
2.  United States 9 5 4 1 241 198 1.217 13 5 2.600
3.  Netherlands 8 5 3 2 211 179 1.179 10 7 1.429
4.  South Korea 7 5 2 3 249 222 1.122 10 9 1.111
5.  Japan 6 5 1 4 158 199 0.794 3 12 0.250
6.  Ukraine 5 5 0 5 89 225 0.396 0 15 0.000
  • Saturday 1996-07-20
China  3–0  Netherlands (15-10 15- 5 15-7)
South Korea  3–0  Japan (15-10 15-12 15-10)
United States  3–0  Ukraine (15- 8 15- 5 15-11)
  • Monday 1996-07-22
China  3–2  South Korea (17-16 16-14 2 -15 13-15 15-13)
Japan  3–0  Ukraine (15- 9 15- 5 15- 4)
United States  3–1  Netherlands (12-15 15-10 17-15 15- 7)
  • Wednesday 1996-07-24
Netherlands  3–0  Japan (15- 3 15-10 15- 3)
United States  1–3  China ( 8-15 2-15 15-12 12-15)
South Korea  3–0  Ukraine (15- 3 15-10 15- 7)
  • Friday 1996-07-26
Netherlands  3–1  South Korea (15-11 15-12 7 -15 15- 8)
China  3–0  Ukraine (15- 4 15- 4 15- 6)
United States  3–0  Japan (15-11 15- 7 15-12)
  • Sunday 1996-07-28
China  3–0  Japan (16-14 15-11 15-10)
United States  3–1  South Korea (10-15 15-13 15- 9 15- 3)
Netherlands  3–0  Ukraine (15- 3 15- 5 15- 5)

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Brazil 10 5 5 0 238 121 1.967 15 1 15.000
2.  Russia 9 5 4 1 217 140 1.550 12 4 3.000
3.  Cuba 8 5 3 2 196 156 1.256 10 6 1.667
4.  Germany 7 5 2 3 163 191 0.853 7 9 0.778
5.  Canada 6 5 1 4 156 239 0.653 3 14 0.214
6.  Peru 5 5 0 5 129 252 0.512 2 15 0.133
  • Saturday 1996-07-20
Russia  3–0  Germany (15- 5 15-10 15- 7)
Cuba  3–0  Canada (15- 8 15- 8 15- 5)
Brazil  3–0  Peru (15- 7 15- 1 15- 5)
  • Monday 1996-07-22
Canada  0–3  Russia ( 1-15 7-15 9-15)
Germany  3–0  Peru (15-11 15- 6 15- 3)
Brazil  3–0  Cuba (15-11 15-10 15- 4)
  • Wednesday 1996-07-24
Canada  0–3  Germany ( 5-15 12-15 6-15)
Brazil  3–0  Russia (15- 3 15-11 15-13)
Cuba  3–0  Peru (15- 2 15- 5 15-10)
  • Friday 1996-07-26
Russia  3–0  Peru (15-11 15- 8 15- 1)
Germany  0–3  Cuba ( 6-15 8-15 4-15)
Brazil  3–0  Canada (15- 6 15- 6 15-11)
  • Sunday 1996-07-28
Brazil  3–1  Germany (15- 4 13-15 15- 6 15- 8)
Cuba  1–3  Russia (15-10 6-15 7-15 8-15)
Canada  3–2  Peru (15-17 15- 6 11-15 15- 9 15-12)

Final round[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold Medal Match
                   
1996-07-30        
  China  3
1996-08-01
  Germany  0  
  China  3
1996-07-30
    Russia  1  
  Russia  3
1996-08-03
  Netherlands  1  
  China  1
1996-07-30
    Cuba  3
  United States  0
1996-08-01
  Cuba  3  
  Cuba  3 Bronze Medal Match
1996-07-30
    Brazil  2  
  Brazil  3   Russia  2
  South Korea  0     Brazil  3
1996-08-03
  • Tuesday 1996-07-30
China  3–0  Germany (15-12 15- 8 15- 8)
Russia  3–1  Netherlands (10-15 15- 7 15- 9 15-10)
United States  0–3  Cuba (1 -15 10-15 12-15)
Brazil  3–0  South Korea (15- 4 15- 2 15-10)
  • Thursday 1996-08-01
China  3–1  Russia (12-15 15- 5 15- 8 15-12)
Cuba  3–2  Brazil (5 -15 15- 8 10-15 15-13 15-12)
  • Saturday 1996-08-03
Russia  2–3  Brazil (13-15 15-4 14-16 15-8 13-15)


China  1–3  Cuba (16-14 12-15 15-17 6 -15)




5-8th place 5th place
1996-07-31
  Netherlands  3  
  Germany  2  
 
1996-08-01
      Netherlands  3
    South Korea  0
7th place
1996-07-31 1996-08-01
  South Korea  3   Germany  1
  United States  0     United States  3
  • Wednesday 1996-07-31
Netherlands  3–2  Germany (15-12 9 -15 13-15 15- 9 15-10)
South Korea  3–0  United States (15-12 15- 5 15-11)
  • Thursday 1996-08-01
Germany  1–3  United States (16-17 6 -15 15- 5 6 -15)


Netherlands  3–0  South Korea (15- 9 15 -9 15-13)

Final standings[edit]

Rank Teams Pts Matches Sets Ratio Points Ratio
Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost
1st, gold medalist(s)  Cuba (CUB) 14 6 2 22 9 2.111 362 292 1.240
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China (CHN) 15 7 1 22 7 3.143 407 310 1.313
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil (BRA) 15 7 1 23 6 3.833 402 257 1.56
4  Russia (RUS) 13 5 3 18 11 1.636
5  Netherlands (NED) 13 5 3 17 12 1.416
6  South Korea (KOR) 11 3 5 13 15 0.866
7  United States (USA) 13 5 3 16 12 1.333
8  Germany (GER) 10 2 6 10 18 0.555
Eliminated in the Group-Stages
9  Japan (JPN) 5 1 4 3 12 0.250 158 199 0.794
10  Canada (CAN) 5 1 4 3 14 0.214 156 239 0.653
11  Peru (PER) 5 0 5 2 15 0.133 129 252 0.512
12  Ukraine (UKR) 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 89 225 0.396

Individual awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]