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1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - The Results (Volleyball - Men)

Volleyball at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Events: 2

Participants: 208 (118 men and 90 women) from 12 countries
Youngest Participant: PER Gaby Perez (16 years, 21 days)
Oldest Participant: JPN Kazuya Mitake (32 years, 351 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 70 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (2 medals)

Overview

The 1984 volleyball tournaments were held at the Sports Arena at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. Built in 1962, the Sports Arena has hosted numerous sporting events over the years, especially in basketball and ice hockey, and is also a concert and entertainment venue. The tournaments were hurt by the absence of the Eastern Bloc nations that boycotted the 1984 Olympics, especially the Soviet Union and Poland.

The men’s tournament had 10 teams separated into two five-team groups which played a round-robin tournament to advance two teams from each group to the semi-finals. The women had eight teams, separated into two four-team groups which also played a round-robin tournament to advance two teams from each group to the semi-finals.

The original 10 men’s qualifiers were as follows – the United States as host nation; the Soviet Union as the 1980 Olympic Champion; Cuba as the runner-up at the 1981 World Cup (behind the Soviet Union); Brazil as the runner-up at the 1982 World Championships (behind the Soviet Union); Poland as the runner-up at the 1983 European Championships (behind the Soviet Union); Canada as the runner-up at the 1983 Noreca Championships (North and Central American and Caribbean) (behind the United States); Argentina as the runner-up at the 1983 South American Championship (behind Brazil); Japan as the 1983 Asian Champion; Egypt as the 1983 African Champion; and Bulgaria as the winner of the 1984 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

The Soviet Union, Cuba, Poland, and Bulgaria boycotted the 1984 Olympics and participated in the 1984 Drujba Tournament, an alternate tournament set-up for boycotting teams in 1984. They were replaced by China (5th at the 1981 World Cup); Italy (3rd at the 1983 Europeans); Tunisia (8th at the 1981 World Cup); and Korea (South) (4th at the 1984 Olympic Qualifying Tournaent).

The original seven women’s qualifiers were as follows – the United States as host nation; the Soviet Union as the 1980 Olympic Champion; China as the 1982 World Champion; Cuba as the runner-up at the 1983 Norceca Championship (North and Central America and Caribbean) (behind the United States); and the 1983 champions of Europe, Asia, and South America – German Democratic Republic (East), Korea (South), and Peru. An African nation was eligible but no qualifying tournament was conducted.

The Soviet Union, Cuba, and East Germany boycotted the 1984 Olympics and competed in the Drujba Tournament, an alternate tournament set-up for boycotting teams in 1984. The three boycotting teams and the missing African entry were replaced by Japan (2nd at 1981 World Cup); Brazil (8th at the 1982 World Championships); Canada (3rd at the 1983 Norceca Championships); and the German Federal Republic (West) (5th at the 1983 European Championships).

By 1984 the United States had the best men’s team in the world and won the gold medal as expected. China and the United States were the women’s co-favorites, with China defeating the US in the final match in three relatively easy sets.

  This page presents the results of male and female volleyball during the Olympic Games of Los Angeles in the summer of 1984. The competition was held in the Long Beach Arena, which had a capacity of 12,033.

Men

USA - host country;
Brazil - based on the results of the 1982 World Cup (2nd place);
Japan , Canada , Argentina , Egypt - following the results of the continental championships of 1983;
China , Italy , Tunisia , South Korea - instead of those who refused to participate in the 1984 Olympics of the USSR, Cuba, Poland and Bulgaria.

Women

USA - host country;
China - 1982 world champion ;
South Korea , Peru - following the results of the continental championships of 1983;
Japan - based on the results of the 1981 World Cup (instead of the African team).
Brazil , Canada , Germany - instead of those who refused to participate in the 1984 Olympics of the USSR, Cuba, and the GDR.
 

Medal table (both men & women)

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 1 1 0 2
2  China 1 0 0 1
3  Brazil 0 1 0 1
4  Italy 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
Totals (5 nations) 2 2 2 6
 

Highlights

  • USA won the men's title. Brazil took second. It was Karch Kiraly's first Olympic Gold medal.
  • China won women's title. USA took second.
  • Chinese Women Volleyball National Teams finished three-peats (Winners in World Cup 1981, World Volleyball Championships 1982 and Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984).

Men's Volleyball

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Sports Arena, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches.

Summary

The USSR was absent because of the boycott, but they would have been likely co-favorites, having won the last two World Championships and the last five Europeans. Because of the boycott, only 10 teams competed, separated into two pools. The 10 qualifying teams were selected as follows: defending champion (USSR), 1982 World Champion (Brazil, replacing the Soviets), host nation (United States), South American Champion (Argentina), European Champion (Poland, replacing the Soviets), World Cup Champion (Cuba, replacing the Soviets), North American Champion (Canada, replacing the United States), Asian Champion (Japan), African Champion (Egypt), and Bulgaria qualified in a special tournament. Bulgaria, Cuba, Poland, and the Soviet Union did not compete and were replaced by China, Italy, Korea, and Tunisia.

Of the competing teams the two leading contenders were the United States and Brazil, with Brazil having won the 1983 Pan-American Championship. The United States had not competed at the Olympics since 1968 and the World Championships since 1966, as most American players played in semi-pro leagues or beach volleyball. The US came into the tournament on a 24-match winning streak, which included four wins over the Soviet Union, although that streak ended with a loss to Brazil in Los Angeles. Brazil and the United States were both drawn in Group A, along with Korea, and all three teams finished with group records of 3 wins and 1 loss. But Korea lost out on point ratios, and Brazil and the US advanced to the semis, joined by Italy and Canada from the Group B, which was a major upset as they had defeated a tough Japanese team. Canada and Korea were easily dispatched in the semi-finals, and the United States played Brazil in the final. Perhaps helped by the home crowd, the United States won easily in three sets, 15-6, 15-6, 15-7. The US was led by [Karch Kiraly], considered the best volleyball player in the world through the 1980s, and also a top beach player. Two Japanese players were disqualified for doping – [Eiji Shimomura] for testosterone, and [Mikiyasu Tanaka ] for ephedrine, a stimulant.

The 1984 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 6th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Long Beach, California, United States from 29 July to 11 August 1984.

Qualification

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 May 1978 Greece Athens 1  United States
1980 Olympic Games 20 July – 1 August 1980 Soviet Union Moscow 1  Soviet Union*
1981 World Cup 19–28 November 1981  Japan 1  Cuba*
1982 World Championship 1–15 October 1982  Argentina 1  Brazil
1983 African Championship December 1983 Egypt Port Said 1  Egypt
1983 Asian Championsnip 23 November – 1 December 1983 Japan Fukuoka 1  Japan
1983 European Championship 17–25 September 1983  East Germany 1  Poland*
1983 NORCECA Championship 13–17 July 1983 United States Indianapolis 1  Canada
1983 South American Championship 27–31 July 1983 Brazil São Paulo 1  Argentina
World Qualifier 4–8 January 1984 Spain Barcelona 1  Bulgaria*
Total 10  
*  China,  Tunisia,  Italy and  South Korea replaced Soviet Union, Cuba, Poland and Bulgaria, who withdrew from the tournament because of the Soviet-led boycott.

Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics (qualification)

Qualification (qualifying tournament) of the volleyball tournament of the Games of the XXIII Olympic Games among men was held from January 4 to 8, 1984 in Spain with the participation of 6 national teams. One ticket to the Olympic Games was played.

Results

January 4-8, 1984. Barcelona ( Spain ).
M Team one 2 3 four five 6 AND AT P S / P ABOUT
one Флаг Болгарии (1971—1991) Bulgaria   3: 1 3: 2 3: 2 3-0 3-0 five five 0 15: 5 ten
2 Флаг Италии Italy 1: 3   3: 2 3: 2 3-0 3-0 five four one 13: 7 9
3 Флаг Китайской Народной Республики China 2: 3 2: 3   3-0 3-0 3-0 five 3 2 13: 6 eight
four Флаг Республики Корея South Korea 2: 3 2: 3 0: 3   3-0 3-0 five 2 3 10: 9 7
five Флаг Тайваня Taiwan 0: 3 0: 3 0: 3 0: 3   3: 2 five one four 3:14 6
6 Флаг Туниса Tunisia 0: 3 0: 3 0: 3 0: 3 2: 3   five 0 five 2:15 five
January 4 : Taiwan - Tunisia 3: 2 (12:15, 15: 8, 15: 5, 12:15, 15:10); Italy - South Korea 3: 2 (13:15, 15:13, 3:15, 15:10, 15:13); Bulgaria - China 3: 2 (15: 6, 11:15, 11:15, 15:13, 16:14).
January 5 : South Korea - Taiwan 3-0 (15: 9, 15:12, 15:12); Bulgaria - Italy 3: 1 (11:15, 15: 7, 15:11, 15:13); China - Tunisia 3: 0 (15: 1, 15: 0, 16:14).
January 6 : Bulgaria - South Korea 3: 2 (15:12, 7:15, 14:16, 15: 9, 15: 3); Italy - Tunisia 3: 0 (15: 3, 15: 1, 15:12); China - Taiwan 3: 0 (15: 4, 15:11, 15: 5).
January 7 : Bulgaria - Tunisia 3: 0 (15: 7, 15: 7, 15: 5); China - South Korea 3-0 (15:11, 15:10, 15:11); Italy - Taiwan 3-0 (15:10, 15: 8, 15:10).
January 8 : South Korea - Tunisia 3-0 (15:10, 15: 7, 15:10); Italy - China 3: 2 (11:15, 15:13, 15: 7, 13:15, 15: 8); Bulgaria - Taiwan 3: 0 (15: 6, 15: 3, 15: 2).

According to the results of the Olympic qualification among men's teams, a ticket to the 1984 Olympics won Флаг Болгарии (1971—1991) Bulgaria.

Changes in the composition of participants in the Olympic Games

In May-June 1984, they previously declared their non-participation in the Games of the XXIII Olympiad previously qualified as part of the men's volleyball tournament in the USSR, Poland, Cuba and Bulgaria. Instead, the vacated Olympic tickets received Флаг Италии Italy, Флаг Китайской Народной Республики China, Флаг Республики Корея South Korea (based on qualifications), Флаг Туниса Tunisia (based on the results of the 1981 World Cup .

The national teams of the USSR, Poland, Cuba and Bulgaria took part in the volleyball tournament of the international competition " Friendship-84 ."

Pools composition

Pool A Pool B
 United States (Hosts)  Canada
 Argentina  China
 Brazil  Egypt
 South Korea  Italy
 Tunisia  Japan

Preliminary round

  Qualified for the Semifinals
  Qualified for the 5th–8th semifinals
  Qualified for the 9th place match

Venue

All matches LBarena.jpg
Long Beach, United States
Long Beach Arena
Capacity: 13,609

Final standing

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Italy
4  Canada
5  South Korea
6  Argentina
7  Japan
8  China
9  Tunisia
10  Egypt

Final four

  Semifinals   Gold medal match
             
  8 August    
 
   Brazil 3
  11 August
   Italy 1  
   Brazil 0
  8 August
     United States 3
   United States 3
   
   Canada 0  
  Bronze medal match
   
  11 August
 
   Italy 3
 
   Canada 0

Gold medal match

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 Aug Brazil  0–3  United States 6–15 6–15 7–15     19–45

Bronze medal match

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 Aug Italy  3–0  Canada 15–11 15–12 15–8     45–31

Semifinals

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
8 Aug Brazil  3–1  Italy 12–15 15–2 15–3 15–5   57–25
8 Aug United States  3–0  Canada 15–6 15–10 15–7     45–23

5th–8th places

  5th–8th semifinals   5th place match
             
  8 August    
 
   South Korea 3
  10 August
   China 1  
   South Korea 3
  8 August
     Argentina 1
   Argentina 3
   
   Japan 1  
  7th place match
   
  10 August
 
   China 0
 
   Japan 3

5th place match

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Aug South Korea  3–1  Argentina 15–13 9–15 15–9 15–7   54–44

7th place match

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Aug China  0–3  Japan 14–16 9–15 6–15     29–46

5th–8th semifinals

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
8 Aug South Korea  3–1  China 15–4 15–11 6–15 19–17   55–47
8 Aug Argentina  3–1  Japan 9–15 15–10 15–10 15–11   54–46

9th–10th places

9th place match

Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
8 Aug Tunisia  3–2  Egypt 15–13 15–9 5–15 13–15 15–5 63–57

Pool A

  Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 7 3 1 10 4 2.500 191 144 1.326
2  United States 7 3 1 9 4 2.250 168 117 1.436
3  South Korea 7 3 1 9 6 1.500 203 162 1.253
4  Argentina 5 1 3 7 9 0.778 184 207 0.889
5  Tunisia 4 0 4 0 12 0.000 64 180 0.356
Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
29 Jul South Korea  3–0  Tunisia 15–7 15–7 15–7     45–21
29 Jul United States  3–1  Argentina 15–6 15–7 10–15 15–8   55–36
31 Jul Brazil  3–1  Argentina 15–8 15–8 16–18 15–13   61–47
31 Jul United States  3–0  Tunisia 15–3 15–2 15–3     45–8
2 Aug Brazil  3–0  Tunisia 15–5 15–9 15–2     45–16
2 Aug United States  3–0  South Korea 15–13 15–9 15–6     45–28
4 Aug Argentina  3–0  Tunisia 15–9 15–7 15–3     45–19
4 Aug South Korea  3–1  Brazil 15–4 15–13 13–15 15–8   58–40
6 Aug South Korea  3–2  Argentina 15–6 14–16 13–15 15–7 15–12 72–56
6 Aug Brazil  3–0  United States 15–10 15–11 15–2     45–23

Pool B

  Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Canada 7 3 1 10 3 3.333 167 122 1.369
2  Italy 7 3 1 11 4 2.750 210 143 1.469
3  Japan 7 3 1 9 5 1.800 179 162 1.105
4  China 5 1 3 3 9 0.333 124 160 0.775
5  Egypt 4 0 4 0 12 0.000 90 183 0.492
Date   Score   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
29 Jul Japan  3–0  China 15–9 15–9 15–8     45–26
29 Jul Italy  3–1  Canada 10–15 15–4 15–6 15–7   55–32
31 Jul Canada  3–0  Egypt 15–10 15–9 15–3     45–22
31 Jul Italy  3–0  China 15–5 16–14 15–13     46–32
2 Aug China  3–0  Egypt 15–3 15–5 18–16     48–24
2 Aug Japan  3–2  Italy 5–15 11–15 15–10 15–10 16–14 62–64
4 Aug Japan  3–0  Egypt 15–6 15–10 15–11     45–27
4 Aug Canada  3–0  China 15–8 15–7 15–3     45–18
6 Aug Canada  3–0  Japan 15–10 15–8 15–9     45–27
6 Aug Italy  3–0  Egypt 15–4 15–7 15–6     45–17

Awards

  • Most Valuable Player
United States Steve Timmons
  • Best Scorer
South Korea Kang Man-soo
  • Best Spiker
Brazil José Montanaro

 

  • Best Blocker
Argentina Hugo Conte
  • Best Server
Brazil José Montanaro
  • Best Receiver
United States Aldis Berzins

Rosters

 United States  Brazil  Italy
Athlete Age
Dusty Dvorak 26
Dave Saunders 23
Steve Salmons 26
Paul Sunderland 32
Rich Duwelius 29
Steve Timmons 25
Craig Buck 25
Marc Waldie 28
Chris Marlowe 32
Aldis Berzins 27
Pat Powers 26
Karch Kiraly 23
Athlete Age
Bernardinho 25
Xando 22
Badalhoca 26
Montanaro 26
Rui 23
Renan 24
William 29
Amauri 25
Marcus Vinicius 21
Domingos Maracana 23
Bernard 27
Fernando 29
Athlete Age
Marco Negri 29
Pier Paolo Lucchetta 21
Giancarlo Dametto 25
Franco Bertoli 25
Francesco Dall'Olio 30
Piero Rebaudengo 25
Giovanni Errichiello 24
Guido De Luigi 21
Fabio Vullo 19
Giovanni Lanfranco 28
Paolo Vecchi 25
Andrea Lucchetta 21
 Canada  South Korea  Argentina
Athlete Age
Alex Ketrzynski 23
Allan Coulter 24
Dave Jones 24
Don Saxton 27
Garth Pischke 28
Glenn Hoag 25
John Barrett 21
Paul Gratton 25
Randy Wagner 24
Rick Bacon 29
Terry Danyluk 24
Tom Jones 27
Athlete Age
Jang Yun-Chang 23
Jeong Ui-Tak 23
Gang Du-Tae 25
Gang Man-Su 28
Kim Ho-Cheol 28
Lee Beom-Ju 25
Lee Jong-Gyeong 22
Lee Yong-Seon 23
Mun Yong-Gwan 23
No Jin-Su 19
Yang Jin-Ung 19
Yu Jung-Tak 24
Athlete Age
Alcides Cuminetti 24
Alejandro Diz 19
Carlos Wagenpfeil 27
Daniel Castellani 23
Eduardo Martínez 22
Hugo Conte 21
Jon Emili Uriarte 22
Leonardo Wiernes 21
Raúl Quiroga 22
Waldo Kantor 24
 Japan  China  Tunisia
Athlete Age
Akihiro Iwashima 25
Eizaburo Mitsuhashi 24
Hiroaki Okuno 23
Kazuya Mitake 32
Kimio Sugimoto 26
Koshi Sobu 25
Minoru Iwata 26
Shuji Yamada 28
Shunichi Kawai 21
Yasushi Furukawa 23
Mikiyasu Tanaka 29
Eiji Shimomura 24
Athlete Age
Cao Ping 26
Liu Changcheng 20
Shen Keqin 26
Song Jinwei 25
Xiao Qingsong 21
Yang Liqun 21
Yan Jianming 23
Yu Juemin 24
Ju Jixin 22
Zhang Yousheng 27
Zhao Feng 21
Zuo Yue 21
Athlete Age
Abdel Aziz Ben Abdallah 20
Adel Khechini 20
Chebbi Mbarek 19
Faycal Laridhi 22
Msaddak Lahmar 23
Mohamed Sarsar 23
Mounir Barek 24
Rashid Bousarsar 25
Razi Mhiri 23
Slim Mehrizi 23
Walid Boulahya 20
Yassine Mezlini 21
 Egypt    
Athlete Age
Mohamed Abdel Hamed 24
Khaled Abdel Rahman 27
Mahmoud Abou Elelaa 30
Gaber Mooti Abou Zeid 30
Essam Awad 21
Ahmed Abdel Aziz El-Askalani 22
Ahmed El-Shamouty 22
Shaban El-Tantawy 25
Abdel Hamid El-Wassimy 28
Ehab Mohamed 27
Hisham Radwan 29
Essam Ramadan 26
   
     
     
     
     

 

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