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03. 01. 2018

WoV BLOG: How many countries in the world play volleyball?

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Since the mission of the FIVB is to make volleyball number 1 family sport, they need to involve all countries in the world.

 

We can say that the FIVB are on the right track when we are talking about the number of countries that are playing volleyball.

There are 221 federation members in FIVB! So, it means that the volleyball is definitely a worldwide sport. It just needs a little bit more promotion and more sponsors to become even more popular in some countries.

The FIVB have five continental confederations: AVC (Asia & Australia – 65 countries), CAVB (Africa - 54), CEV (Europe - 56), CSV (South America - 12) and NORCECA (North and Central America – 35).

We will present all the countries members and the year when they became members of the FIVB!

AVC:

Afghanistan (1980), Australia (1968), Bahrain (1976), Bangladesh (1976), Bhutan (1984), Brunei Negara Darussalam (1982), Cambodia (1968), China, People's Rep. of (1953), Chinese Taipei (1982), Cook Islands (1973), East Timor (2004), Fiji (1982), French Polynesia (1998), Guam (1976), Hong Kong (1959), India (1951), Indonesia (1959), Iraq (1959), Iran (1959), Japan (1951), Jordan (1970), Kazakhstan (1992), Kiribati, Republic of (2000), Korea (1959), Korea, People's Dem.Rep. (1955), Kuwait (1964), Kyrghyzstan (1991), Laos, D.P.R. (1968), Lebanon (1949), Macao (1986), Malaysia (1964), Maldive Islands (1984), Marshall Islands (1992), Micronesia (1996), Mongolia (1957), Myanmar, Union of (1961), Nauru, Republic of (1951), Nepal (1980), New Zealand (1970), Niue Island (1964), Northern Mariana Islands (1986), Sultanate of Oman (1978), Pakistan (1955), Palau (1951), Palestine (1980), Papua-New Guinea (1988), Philippines (1951), Qatar (1974), Samoa, American (1988), Samoa, Western (1984), Saudia Arabia (1964), Singapore (1965), Solomon Islands (1990), Sri Lanka (1955), Syria (1955), Tadjikistan (1992), Kingdom of Thailand (1964), Tonga (1987), Turkmenistan (1992), Tuvalu (1992), United Arab Emirates (1976), Uzbekistan (1992), Vanuatu (1986), Vietnam (1961), Yemen (1970).

CAVB:

Algeria (1964), Angola (1978), Benin (1964), Botswana (1988), Burkina Faso (1964), Burundi (1991), Cameroon (1964), Cape Verde (1988), Central African Republic (1964), Chad (1964), Comoros, Fed. & Islamic Rep. (1982), Congo (1964), Congo Democratic Republic (1964), Côte d'Ivoire (1964), Djibouti (1984), Egypt (1947), Equatorial Guinea (1992), Eritrea (1964), Ethiopia (1955), Gabon (1965), Gambia (1972), Ghana (1961), Guinea (1961), Guinea-Bissau (1992), Kenya (1964), Lesotho (1988), Liberia (1987), Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1968), Madagascar (1964), Malawi (1984), Mali (1964), Mauritania, Islamic Rep. of (1964), Mauritius (1959), Morocco (1959), Mozambique (1978), Namibia (1991), Niger (1964), Nigeria (1972), Rwanda (1978), Sao Tome and Principe (1984), Senegal (1961), Seychelles (1982), Sierra Leone (1964), Somalia (1972), South Africa (1992), Sudan (1972), Swaziland (1984), Tanzania (1984), Togo (1968), Tunisia (1957), Uganda (1982), Zambia (1970), Zimbabwe (1982).

CEV:

Albania (1949), Principality of Andorra, (1987), Armenia (1991), Austria (1953), Azerbaijan (1991), Belarus (1991), Belgium (1947), Bosnia & Herzegovina (1992), Bulgaria (1949), Croatia (1946), Cyprus (1980), Czech Republic (1947), Denmark (1955), England (1964), Estonia (1948), Ex. Yug. Republic of Macedonia (1993), Faroe Islands (1978), Finland (1957), France (1947), Georgia (1991), Germany (1957), Gibraltar (1984), Greece (1951), Groenland (1955), Hungary (1947), Iceland (1974), Ireland (Eire)       (1982), Ireland, Northern (Ulster) (1982), Israel (1953), Italy (1947), Kosovo (2016), Latvia (1942), Liechtenstein (1978), Lithuania (1991), Luxemburg (1951), Malta (1984), Moldova (1992), Monaco, Principality of (1988), Montenegro (2006), Netherlands (1947), Norway (1949), Poland                (1947), Portugal (1947), Romania (1947), Russia (1991), San Marino (1987), Scotland (1970), Serbia (1947), Slovak Republic (1993), Slovenia                (1991), Spain (1953), Sweden (1961), Switzerland (1957), Turkey (1949), Ukraine (1991), Wales (1989).

CSV

Argentina (2004), Bolivia (1966), Brazil (1947), Chile (1959), Colombia (1955), Ecuador (1951), French Guyana (1997), Guyana (1966), Paraguay (1955), Peru (1955), Uruguay (1947), Venezuela (1951).

NORCECA

Anguilla (1991), Antigua (1986), Antilles, Dutch (1955), Aruba (1986), Bahamas (1968), Barbados (1988), Belize (1984), Bermuda (1984), British Virgin Islands (1980), Canada (1959), Cayman Islands (1976), Costa Rica (1970), Cuba (1955), Dominica (1991), Dominican Republic (1955), El Salvador (1964), Grenada (1989), Guadeloupe (1992), Guatemala (1951), Haiti (1959), Honduras (1974), Jamaica (1961), Martinique (1992), Mexico (1955), Montserrat (1986), Nicaragua (1980), Panama (1968), Puerto Rico (1959), St. Kitts (1988), St. Lucia (1986), St. Vincent & Grenadines (1987), Surinam (1976), Trinidad & Tobago (1964), United States of America (1947), Virgin Islands (1966).

 

The most interesting question is: Which country doesn’t play volleyball? Write down in comments if you know the answer!

 

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