Volleyball at the 1976 Summer Olympics
With the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 in volleyball tournaments for men and women were discharged.
- 3.1 Preliminary
- 3.2 Final Round
- 4.1 Men
- 4.2 Women
In the men's Egypt came because of a boycott back shortly. The remaining nine teams were drawn in a five - and a group of four. The preliminary round was " every man for himself " played according to the mode. The top two teams from each group met in the semifinals cross each other. The remaining teams played from positions five to eight.
For women, there were two groups of four participants. The top two teams from each group met in the semifinals cross each other. The remaining teams played from positions five to eight.
The Games were held in Montreal from 18 to 30 July.
In Group A, Poland remained unbeaten. Against second Cuba, the Eastern Europeans put in a direct duel with 20:18 in the tiebreak by. In group B, the Soviet Union, which gave no record in three games dominated. Japan submitted two wins for the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals on 29 July, Poland prevailed in five sets against Japan. The Soviet Union had fewer problems against Cuba. The team from the Caribbean then won the bronze medal. In the final on July 30 Poland defeated despite two successive residue Soviet selection and secured the gold medal.
In Group A, Japan dominated without dropping a set. Second semifinalist was Hungary with two wins. In group B, the women of the GDR lost their first game against Cuba. Against South Korea and the Soviet Union, they each reached the tiebreak, but also remained winless. The Soviet selection finally secured the first place in front of the Asians.
After a win in five sets against Peru and one defeat against Cuba, the GDR came in sixth.
In the semi-finals on 29 July, the Soviet Union set as clearly against Hungary by like Japan in the Asian duel against South Korea. The Koreans then picked up bronze. In the Olympic final in 1972 reissue Japanese women triumphed in three sets on Soviet women and were able to return the favor so impressive for the final defeat four years ago.
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