Volleyball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in volleyball tournaments for men and women were discharged.

  • 3.1 Preliminary
  • 3.2 Final Round
  • 4.1 Men
  • 4.2 Women


For men, the ten qualified teams were drawn into two groups of five participants. 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 ten.

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 Moscow from 20 to 31 July. Venue were the multi-purpose hall " Druzhba " and the " Small Arena " Luzhniki sports park.

Schedule Men

Preliminary round

In Group A, the Soviet Union remained undefeated with only one lost set. Bulgaria suffered their only defeat against the hosts. In group B, Poland and Romania were tied at the end. The Romanians lost the direct duel and also had the worse rate ratio.

Final round

In the semi-final on 30 July, the USSR defeated the later bronze medalist from Romania, Bulgaria won against Poland. The evaluation completed on July 31 final between the Soviet selection and Bulgaria decided the host itself.

Schedule women

Preliminary round

In group A, the women of the GDR started successfully with a win against Cuba, before they had to admit defeat against the Soviet Union. Another win against Peru finally handed to second place behind the Soviet team and thus to the semi-finals. In group B, three teams were equal on points at the end. The better set ratio decided in favor of the Bulgarians and Hungarians.

Final round

In the semi-finals on 27 July, the GDR was after five varied rates prevail against Bulgaria, which subsequently won bronze. The opponents of the East German women in the final on July 29 was the Soviet Union. As in the group match defeated the German Democratic Republic in four sets, winning the silver medal.



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