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Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup

FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1993
No. of teams 6
Continent International (FIVB)
Most recent champion(s) M:  Brazil (4th title)
W:  Brazil (2nd title)
Most titles M:  Brazil (4 titles)
W:  Brazil (2 titles)

The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup is an international men's and women's volleyball competition. Created in 1993, it's an international tournament that is played the year after the Olympic Games.

History

Origins

The World Grand Champions Cup was created in 1993 after radical changes made on the biggest tournaments organised by the FIVB. The main goal was not to have a single year without a world FIVB competition. This is the only FIVB tournament that doesn't give FIVB points for the world ranking.

Winners

Brazil has been the most successful team with the men's team winning four and the women's team two titles.

Competition formula

The World Grand Champions Cup has always had the same formula since the first edition:

  • The competition takes place in Japan.
  • Six teams participate in each event: host nation, four continental champions and one wild card.
  • Japan is always pre-qualified as the host nation.
  • Four continental champions from continents whose teams reached the highest ranking at the preceding Olympic Games.
  • The remaining team participates through a wild card granted by the FIVB.
  • A round robin format is used for this competition.
  • Final standings are calculated by usual volleyball criteria: match points, numbers of matches won, sets ratio (the total number of sets won divided by the total number of sets lost), points ratio, direct confrontation.

Summaries

Men

Year Champions Runners-up 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place
1993
Details

Italy

Brazil

Cuba

Japan

United States

South Korea
1997
Details

Brazil

Netherlands

Cuba

China

Japan

Australia
2001
Details

Cuba

Brazil

Yugoslavia

South Korea

Japan

Argentina
2005
Details

Brazil

United States

Italy

Japan

Egypt

China
2009
Details

Brazil

Cuba

Japan

Poland

Iran

Egypt
2013
Details

Brazil

Russia

Italy

Iran

United States

Japan

Women

Year Champions Runners-up 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place
1993
Details

Cuba

China

Russia

Japan

United States

Peru
1997
Details

Russia

Cuba

Brazil

China

Japan

South Korea
2001
Details

China

Russia

Japan

Brazil

United States

South Korea
2005
Details

Brazil

United States

China

Poland

Japan

South Korea
2009
Details

Italy

Brazil

Dominican Republic

Japan

South Korea

Thailand
2013
Details

Brazil

United States

Japan

Russia

Thailand

Dominican Republic

Medal tables

Men

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 4 2 0 6
2  Cuba 1 1 2 4
3  Italy 1 0 2 3
4  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
 Russia 0 1 0 1
 United States 0 1 0 1
7  Japan 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

Women

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 2 1 1 4
2  China 1 1 1 3
 Russia 1 1 1 3
4  Cuba 1 1 0 2
5  Italy 1 0 0 1
6  United States 0 2 0 2
7  Japan 0 0 2 2
8  Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

See also

External links

  • Official website of the FIVB
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