Volleyball is a team sport where two teams of six players each are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by throwing the ball to the opposing team's court under established rules.
It is part of the Olympics since 1964
The complete rules are extensive, but simply proceed as follows: The ball must be touched with clean shots, but cannot be arrested, held or retained.
Each team has a maximum of three shots to return the ball to the opposite field. The ball is usually hit with hands and arms, but also with other body parts.
One of the most peculiar characteristics of volleyball is that players must rotate their positions while they earn points.
Volleyball was established on February 9, 1895 in the United States, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Its inventor was William Morgan, a professor of physical education at the YMCA.
There are many variations of the basic rules of volleyball. By far the most popular is beach volleyball, which is played on sand with two participants per team.