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Volleyball at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Date Started: September 17, 1988
Date Finished: October 2, 1988
Events: 2

Participants: 239 (144 men and 95 women) from 15 countries
Youngest Participant: BRA  Fernanda (17 years, 333 days)
Oldest Participant: URS Vyacheslav Zaytsev (35 years, 310 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 71 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (2 medals)


The men’s tournament was expanded to 12 teams for the first time since 1972, as there were only a few boycotting nations in 1988. A rule change occurred shortly before the 1988 Olympics. Previously all sets had been played to 15, but were extended to allow a team to win by 2 points. Now the set would always end at a maximum of 17 points, even if the score was 17-16.