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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Men’s Finals – USA VS Brazil – Game 3


The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s volleyball tournament was the 6th edition of the event….organized by the world’s governing body the Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB)  in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)….as it was held in Long Beach,California…with the finals between the USA vs Brazil on Saturday, August 11, 1984.  Siince the Eastern Bloq boycotted the ’84 Olympics…. China, Tunisia, Italy and South Korea replaced the Soviet Union, Cuba, Poland and Bulgaria….who withdrew from the tournament because of the Soviet-led boycott

The gold medal match was between the USA team….including Dusty Dvorak, Dave Saunders, Steven Salmons, Paul Sunderland, Rich Duwelius, Steve Timmons, Craig Buck, Marc Waldie, Chris Marlowe, Aldis Berzins, Patrick Powers and Karch Kiraly….who were facing the team from Brazil including…..Bernardo Rezende, Mário Oliveira, Antônio Ribeiro, José Montanaro, Rui Nascimento, Renan Dal Zotto, William Silva, Amauri Ribeiro, Marcus Freire, Domingos Lampariello, Bernard Rajzman and Fernando Ávila,

The USA would win it’s first ever Olympics men’s volleyball gold medal in the best of five match….15 – 6, 15 – 6 and 15 – 7


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