In 1905, volleyball was introduced to school in China. In 1908, volleyball was introduced to Japan. In 1910, volleyball was introduced to the Philippines. In 1913, the first International Volleyball Competition occurred at the Far East Games.
History of volleyball in Asia started in 1954, the Asian Volleyball Confederation was established at Manila on the occasion of the 2nd Asian Games. In 1955, the first Men's Asian Volleyball Championship was organized in Tokyo (Japan) as the official championship of the Asian Volleyball Confederation. In the 3rd Asian Games at Tokyo (Japan) in 1958, the game of volleyball was officially adopted as one of the men's event of Asian Games programme.
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India made their Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship debut in the second edition in 1979, finishing seventh and it helped the women’s Indian volleyball team to qualify for its maiden Asian Games at home in New Delhi in 1982. The game grew in Asia with the inaugural South Asian Federation (SAF) Games in 1984, and it was an event that the women’s Indian volleyball team went on to dominate in the nineties and noughties, winning four golds and a silver.
It was in Asia that it gathered steam. By 1913, the growth of the game in the continent was evident as that year saw it being included in the first Far-Eastern Games, organised in Manila. It was not until 1900 that a specially designed lighter and smaller ball was devised, which opened up a new array of tactical and technical possibilities for the sport.
By 1913 the development of volleyball on the Asian continent was assured as, in that year, the game was included in the programme of the first Far-Eastern Games, organized in Manila. It should be noted that, for a long time, Volleyball was played in Asia according to the "Brown" rules which, among other things, used 16 players (to enable a greater participation in matches).
Pan American Games included volleyball. At the FIVB Congress in Florence, the Japanese Federation adopts the international rules and commits itself to gradually introducing them in Asia. The 1st Asian Championship is played in Tokyo; both 6- and 9-player tournaments are scheduled. Volleyball is put on the program for the Pan American Games. 1956
During the early 1900s and continuing until after World War II, volleyball in Asia was played on a larger court, with a lower net, and nine players on a team. The FIVB-sponsored world volleyball championships (for men only in 1949; for both men and women in 1952 and succeeding years) led to acceptance of standardized playing rules and officiating.
Bangkok, Thailand, October 20, 2021 – Iran, which captured their fourth Asian title last month after stunning hosts Japan in straight sets in final showdown, will challenge the Netherlands in their first match of the 2022 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship in Krasnoyarsk, Russia according to the recently-announced match schedule.