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2020 Olymipcs in Tokyo: Volleyball is back on place of its debut (VIDEO)

by WoV
source: fivb.org

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday awarded the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo.

Japan beat Soviet Union for gold medal

Japan beat Soviet Union for gold medal

FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça was in Buenos Aires to attend the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Volleyball made its debut at the Olympics when Tokyo hosted the Games for the first time in 1964. The volleyball tournament in Japan’s capital was held on October 11-23 in the “Yoyogi” gymnasium which will also be the venue for tournament in 2020.

 

In women’s competition, Japan beat Soviet Union in the decisive match for gold medal while Poland won the bronze.

In men’s tournament, Soviet Union was more successful gaining gold in front of Czechoslovakia, while Japan won bronze medal.

Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with Istanbul.

Tokyo also bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, but lost to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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