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Volleyball, Men

Date13 – 23 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationKomazawa Volleyball Court, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo / Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan, Naka, Yokohama
Participants111 from 10 countries

Ten teams competed in a purely round-robin tournament, which left the event rather devoid of any suspense. The qualifying was to consist of the top 10 finishers from the 1962 World Championships, but Poland and Yugoslavia declined and China was not an IOC member at the time. The top three places from the B World Championships were offered a spot in the tournament, which were 1) GDR, 2) Netherlands, and 3) Korea. Because of the problems with the mixed German team, the GDR did not compete and the spot was offered to the United States.

The favorites were the Soviet Union, which had won four of the five World Championships, including 1960 and 1962. But Czechoslovakia had been runners-up at the 1960/62 Worlds, and was European Champions in 1955 and 1958. In the end these two teams finished 1-2, essentially tying with 8-1 records. The USSR lost to Japan, but defeated Czechoslovakia. The gold medal was decided on the basis of point margin ratio. The Soviets scored 415 points and yielded 279, a ratio of 1.487, while Czechoslovakia score 486 points and gave up 399, a ratio of 1.218. Japan won the bronze medal, despite never having made the podium at the Worlds. They had finished fifth at the 1962 World Championships.

PosNrTeamNOCWLPtsSetsPoints
1Soviet UnionURS811725–5415–279Gold
2CzechoslovakiaTCH811726–10486–399Silver
3JapanJPN721622–12475–372Bronze
4RomaniaROU631519–15432–394
5BulgariaBUL541420–16464–429
6HungaryHUN451318–18449–466
7BrazilBRA361213–23410–474
8NetherlandsNED271111–24378–482
9United StatesUSA271110–23360–450
10Republic of KoreaKOR0999–27376–500

Round-Robin (13 – 23 October 1964)

Match #113 Oct 11:00USA 3 – 0NED
Match #213 Oct 13:00TCH 3 – 2HUN
Match #313 Oct 19:00BUL 3 – 0BRA
Match #413 Oct 19:00URS 3 – 0ROU
Match #513 Oct 17:00JPN 3 – 0KOR
Match #614 Oct 11:00URS 3 – 0NED
Match #714 Oct 13:00ROU 3 – 0BRA
Match #814 Oct 17:00USA 3 – 2KOR
Match #914 Oct 17:00HUN 3 – 0JPN
Match #1014 Oct 19:00TCH 3 – 2BUL
Match #1115 Oct 11:00ROU 3 – 2BUL
Match #1215 Oct 17:00URS 3 – 0KOR
Match #1315 Oct 17:00TCH 3 – 1JPN
Match #1415 Oct 19:00NED 3 – 2BRA
Match #1515 Oct 19:00HUN 3 – 0USA
Match #1617 Oct 11:00JPN 3 – 1BUL
Match #1717 Oct 13:00TCH 3 – 0USA
Match #1817 Oct 15:00ROU 3 – 0NED
Match #1917 Oct 17:00URS 3 – 0HUN
Match #2017 Oct 19:00BRA 3 – 1KOR
Match #2118 Oct 11:00ROU 3 – 2KOR
Match #2218 Oct 13:00BRA 3 – 2HUN
Match #2318 Oct 15:00URS 3 – 2TCH
Match #2418 Oct 17:00BUL 3 – 2NED
Match #2518 Oct 19:00JPN 3 – 1USA
Match #2619 Oct 11:00BUL 3 – 0USA
Match #2719 Oct 13:00NED 3 – 1KOR
Match #2819 Oct 19:00TCH 3 – 0BRA
Match #2919 Oct 17:00JPN 3 – 1URS
Match #3019 Oct 19:00ROU 3 – 1HUN
Match #3121 Oct 13:00JPN 3 – 2BRA
Match #3221 Oct 17:00BUL 3 – 1KOR
Match #3321 Oct 17:00TCH 3 – 1ROU
Match #3421 Oct 19:00HUN 3 – 1NED
Match #3521 Oct 19:00URS 3 – 0USA
Match #3622 Oct 11:00HUN 3 – 2KOR
Match #3722 Oct 13:00TCH 3 – 1NED
Match #3822 Oct 17:00BRA 3 – 2USA
Match #3922 Oct 17:00JPN 3 – 0ROU
Match #4022 Oct 19:00URS 3 – 0BUL
Match #4123 Oct 11:00URS 3 – 0BRA
Match #4223 Oct 11:00TCH 3 – 0KOR
Match #4323 Oct 13:00BUL 3 – 1HUN
Match #4423 Oct 13:00JPN 3 – 1NED
Match #4523 Oct 17:00ROU 3 – 1USA

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