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Volleyball at the 1972 München Summer Games

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Host City: München, West Germany
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 9, 1972
Events: 2

Participants: 231 (140 men and 91 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: KOR Gang Man-Su (17 years, 4 days)
Oldest Participant: URS Yuriy Poiarkov (35 years, 199 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 71 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union and JPN Japan (2 medals)


There were two minor rules changes in 1972. The weight of the ball was now regulated and restricted to balls weighing between 260-280 grams. Antennas were also placed on the net edges to assist the referees.