HISTORY

*Updated April 6th, 2011

Currently ranked 21st in the world, the Canadian Men’s National Volleyball Team has taken many steps forward since it began international competition in 1959. Results of note include 4th at the 1984 Olympic Games, bronze at the 1999 Pan American Games, plus numerous World Cup and World Championship berths and top-three NORCECA Championship finishes.

2007 saw a long-awaited return to the prestigious FIVB World League, but numerous injuries to its veterans and starters dealt a devastating blow to their goal of a 2nd place finish in their pool. Injuries continued to plague the veteran squad throughout 2007, however, its youngsters proved the previous years Full-Time Training Centre was worth the effort, producing an impressive 2nd place finish at the 2007 FISU Games in Bangkok, Thailand.

A disappointing end to the last quadrennial was evident when Canada failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but that has been put in the past and the team is now focused on new goals. Still under the guidance of Glenn Hoag, the team is re-energized and motivated like never before. The team qualified for the 2010 World Championships this past August, 2009 at the final NORCECA Qualifier in Mexico. A top 10 performance at the World Championship will be the focus and goal for 2010, and the team will also use this as a stepping stone towards the ultimate goal of qualification for London 2012.
 

PAST RESULTS

World Championship:


2010: 19th
2006: 11th
2002: 17th
1998: 12th
1994: 9th
1990: 12th
1982: 11th
1978: 20th
1974: 20th


Olympic Games:


1992: 9th
1984: 4th
1976: 8th 


World League:


2013: 5th
2012: 12th
2007: 13th
2000: 11th
1999: 8th
1992: 7th
1991: 10th


NORCECA Continental Championships:


2011: 3rd
2009: 4th
2007: 4th
2005: 3rd
2003: 2nd
2001: 3rd
1999: 3rd
1997: 3rd
1995: 3rd
1993: 3rd
1991: 3rd
1989: 2nd
1987: 3rd
1985: 3rd
1983: 2nd
1981: 3rd
1979: 2nd
1973: 3rd


NORCECA Olympic Qualification Championship:


2012: 2nd
2008: 4th
2004: 3rd


Pan American Games:


2011: 6th
2007: 7th
2003: 5th
1999: 3rd
1995: 5th
1991: 6th
1987: 5th
1983: 5th
1979: 3rd
1975: 6th
1971: 9th
1967: 6th
1963: DNC
1959: 6th


World Cup:


2003: 7th
1999: 8th
1995: 10th
1977: 12th


Pan American Cup:

2012*: 6th - B Team took part in the 2012 edition 
2011: 3rd
2010: 5th
2009: 2nd
2008: 2nd
2007: 4th
2006: 3rd