U.S. Men's National Team Olympic History

U.S. Men's Olympic history.

2016 Olympic Games

2016 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Aug. 5-21, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rank/Record: 3rd/5-3

Results
Aug. 7, Canada def. USA, 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-23) (pool play)
Aug. 9: Italy def. USA, 3-1 (28-26, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23) (pool play)
Aug. 11: USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20) (pool play)
Aug. 13: USA def. France, 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 25-22) (pool play)
Aug. 15: USA def. Mexico, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-20) (pool play)
Aug. 17: USA def. Poland, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-20) (quarterfinals)
Aug. 19: Italy def. USA, 3-2 (30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9) (semifinals)
Aug. 21: USA def. Russia, 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13) (bronze medal match)

Gold: Brazil
Silver: Italy
Bronze: USA

2012 Olympic Games

2012 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

July 27-Aug. 12
London, England

Rank/Record: T-5th, 4-2

Results
July 29: USA def. Serbia, 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21) (pool play)
July 31: USA def. Germany, 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20) (pool play)
Aug. 2: USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-17) (pool play)
Aug. 4: Russia def. USA, 3-2 (27-29, 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-8) (pool play)
Aug. 6: USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19) (pool play)
Aug. 8: Italy def. USA, 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-20) (quarterfinals)

Gold: Russia
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Italy

Media Guide

2008 Olympic Games

2008 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Aug. 8-24
Beijing, China

Rank/Record: 1st/8-0

Results
USA def. Argentina, 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 15-10) (pool play)
USA def. Italy, 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-21) (pool play)
USA def. Bulgaria, 3-1 (27-29, 25-21, 25-14, 26-24) (pool play)
USA def. China, 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-18) (pool play)
USA def. Japan, 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-21) (pool play)
USA def. Serbia, 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 15-12) (quarterfinals)
USA def. Russia, 3-2 (25-22, 25-21, 25-27, 22-25, 15-13) (semifinals)
USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23) (final)

Gold: USA
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Russia

2008 Media Guide (PDF)
2008 Autograph Card (PDF)

2004 Olympic Games

2004 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Aug. 13-29
Athens, Greece

Rank/Record: 4th/4-4

Results
Italy def. USA, 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-13) (pool play)
USA def. Netherlands, 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-18) (pool play)
Russia def. USA, 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23) (pool play)
USA def. Australia, 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-13, 25-19) (pool play)
USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22) (pool play)
USA def. Greece, 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-27, 25-23, 17-15) (quarterfinals)
Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-23) (semifinals)
Russia def. USA 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-16) (bronze medal match)

Gold: Brazil
Silver: Italy
Bronze: Russia

2000 Olympic Games

2000 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Sept. 15-Oct. 1
Sydney, Australia

Rank/Record: T-11th/0-5

Results
Argentina def. USA, 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-21, 25-18) (pool play)
Russia def. USA, 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17) (pool play)
Yugoslavia def. USA, 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-23) (pool play)
Korea def. USA, 3-2 (25-20, 25-27, 26-24, 21-25, 15-13) (pool play)
Italy def. USA, 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18) (pool play)

Gold: Yugoslavia
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Italy

1996 Olympic Games

1996 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

July 19-Aug. 4
Atlanta, Georgia

Rank/Record: T-9th/2-3

Results
USA def. Poland,3-0 (15-13, 15-6, 15-8) (pool play)
USA def. Argentina, 3-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-11) (pool play)
Cuba def. USA, 3-2 (4-15, 15-9, 14-16, 15-8, 18-16) (pool play)
Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (15-11, 15-11, 15-7) (pool play)
Bulgaria def. USA, 3-2 (15-11, 13-15, 11-15, 15-5, 15-12) (pool play)

Gold: Netherlands
Silver: Italy
Bronze: Yugoslavia

1992 Olympic Games

1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

July 25-Aug. 9
Barcelona, Spain

Rank/Record: 3rd/6-2

Results
Japan def. USA, 3-1 (8-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-13) (pool play)
USA def. Canada, 3-2 (15-12, 15-12, 10-15, 11-15, 16-14) (pool play)
USA def. Spain, 3-2 (15-6, 14-16, 12-15, 15-10, 15-11) (pool play)
USA def. France, 3-0 (15-5, 15-12, 15-8) (pool play)
USA def. Italy, 3-1 (9-15, 16-14, 15-11, 15-13) (pool play)
USA def. Unified Team, 3-1 (12-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-11) (quarterfinal)
Brazil def. USA, 3-1 (12-15, 15-8, 15-9, 15-12) (semifinal)
USA def. Cuba, 3-1 (12-15, 15-13, 15-7, 15-11) (bronze medal match)

Gold: Brazil
Silver: Netherlands
Bronze: USA

1988 Olympic Games

1988 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Sept. 17-Oct. 2
Seoul, South Korea

Rank/Record: 1st/7-0

Results
USA def. Japan, 3-0 (15-13, 15-2, 15-2) (pool play)
USA def. Netherlands, 3-1 (15-7, 12-15, 15-1, 15-11) (pool play)
USA def. Argentina, 3-2 (11-15, 11-15, 15-4, 17-15, 15-12) (pool play)
USA def. France, 3-0 (17-15, 15-6, 15-13) (pool play)
USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (15-4, 15-6, 15-4) (pool play)
USA def. Brazil, 3-0 (15-3, 15-5, 15-11) (semifinal)
USA def. Soviet Union, 3-1 (13-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-8) (gold medal match)

Gold: USA
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Argentina

1984 Olympic Games

1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

July 28-Aug. 12
Los Angeles, California

Rank/Record: 1st/5-1

Results
USA def. Argentina, 3-1 (15-6, 15-7, 10-15, 15-8) (pool play)
USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (15-3, 15-2, 15-3) v
USA def. Korea, 3-0 (15-13, 15-9, 15-6) (pool play)
Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (15-10, 15-11, 15-2) (pool play)
USA def. Canada, 3-0 (15-6, 15-10, 15-7) (semifinal)
USA def. Brazil, 3-0 (15-6, 15-6, 15-7) (gold medal match)

Gold: USA
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Italy

1968 Olympic Games

1968 U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Oct. 12-27
Mexico City, Mexico

Rank/Record: 7th/4-5

Results
USA def. Soviet Union, 3-2 (11-15, 15-10, 10-14, 15-10, 15-6)
Czechoslovakia def. USA, 3-1 (15-0, 10-15, 15-7, 15-7)
USA def. Brazil, 3-0 (15-12, 15-7, 15-10)
Bulgaria def. USA, 3-2 (10-15, 17-15, 7-15, 15-7, 16-14)
Poland def. USA, 3-0 (15-5, 15-5, 15-8)
East Germany def USA, 3-0 (15-8, 15-12, 15-10)
Japan def. USA, 3-0 (15-5, 15-8, 15-11)
USA def. Mexico, 3-1 (14-16, 15-10, 15-9, 15-1)
USA def. Belgium, 3-0 (15-4, 16-14, 15-10)

Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Japan
Bronze: Czechoslovakia


1964 Olympic Games

100%U.S. Men's Olympic Team.

Oct. 10-24, 1964
Tokyo, Japan

Rank/Record: 9th/2-7

Results
USA def. Netherlands, 3-0 (15-10, 15-13, 15-6)
USA def. Korea, 3-2 (16-14, 4-15, 4-15, 15-10, 15-11)
Hungary def. USA, 3-0 (15-12, 15-13, 15-8)
Czechoslovakia def. USA, 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 16-14)
Japan def. USA, 3-1 (15-12, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11)
Bulgaria def. USA, 3-0 (15-9, 15-13, 15-7)
Soviet Union def. USA, 3-0 (15-6, 15-5, 15-4)
Brazil def. USA, 3-2 (5-15, 11-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-9)
Romania def. USA (11-15, 15-9, 15-11, 15-13)

Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Japan

The U.S. Men's National team did not qualify for the Olympic Games in 1972, 1976 or 1980. They would not have competed in Moscow for the 1980 Olympic Games even if the U.S. had not boycotted the Games.

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All-Time U.S. Men's Olympic Team Roster

Name (Years played)
John Alstrom (1968)
Matt Anderson (2012, 2016)
Lloy Ball (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Kevin Barnett (2000, 2004)
Nick Becker (1992)
Aldis Berzins (1984)
Brooke Billings (2004)
Carlos Briceno (1992)
Mike Bright (1964, 1968)
Barry Brown (1964)
Craig Buck  (1984, 1988)
Micah Christenson (2016)
Bob Ctvrtlik (1988, 1992, 1996)
Wink Davenport (1968)
Smitty Duke (1968)
Richard Duwelius (1984)
Dusty Dvorak  (1984)
Phil Eatherton (2004)
Keith Erickson (1964)
Scott Fortune (1988, 1992, 1996)
Gabe Gardner (2004, 2008)
Dan Greenbaum (1992)
William Griebenow (1964)
Tom Haine (1968)
Richard Hammer (1964)
Kevin Hansen (2008)
John Henn (1968)
Jacob Highland (1964)
Brett Hilliard (1992)
Tom Hoff (2000, 2004, 2008)
Russell Holmes (2012)
Max Holt (2016)
Name (Years played)
John Hyden (1996, 2000)
Bryan Ivie (1992, 1996)Thomas Jaeschke (2016)
Karch Kiraly (1984, 1988)
Mike Lambert (1996, 2000)
Rich Lambourne (2008, 2012)
Dan Landry (1996, 2000)
Ron Lang (1964)
David Lee (2008, 2012, 2016)
Paul Lotman (2012)
Ricci Luyties (1988)
Chris Marlowe (1984)
Butch May (1968)
Chip McCaw (2000)
David McKienzie (2012)
Ryan Millar (2000, 2004, 2008)
Charles Nelson (1964)
Jeff Nygaard (1996, 2000)
Mike O'Hara (1964)
Doug Partie (1988, 1992)
Danny Patterson (1968)
Pat Powers (1984)
Reid Priddy (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Sean Rooney (2008, 2012)
Jon Root (1988)
George Roumain (2000)
Larry Rundle (1968)
Aaron Russell (2012)
Riley Salmon (2004, 2008)
Steve Salmons (1984)
Bob Samuelson (1992)
Taylor Sander (2016)
Name (Years played)
Eric Sato (1988, 1992)
Dave Saunders (1984, 1988)
Erik Shoji (2016)
Kawika Shoji (2016)
David Smith (2012, 2016)
Tom Sorensen (1996)
Clay Stanley (2004, 2008, 2012)
Jon Stanley (1968)
Jeff Stork (1988, 1992, 1996)
Erik Sullivan (2000, 2004)
Paul Sunderland (1984)
Ernie Suwara (1964)
Rudy Suwara (1968)
Donald Suxho (2004, 2012)
Troy Tanner (1988)
John Taylor (1964)
Brian Thornton (2012)
Steve Timmons (1984, 1988, 1992)
Scott Touzinsky (2008)
Murphy Troy (2016)
Pete Velasco Jr. (1964, 1968)
Marc Waldie (1984)
Ethan Watts (1996)
Brett Winslow (1996)
Andy Witt (2000) 

 

All-Time U.S. Men's Olympic Team Head Coaches

Coach (Years Coached)

Doug Beal (1984, 2000, 2004)
Jim Coleman (1968)
Marv Dunphy (1988)
Alan Knipe (2012)
Hugh McCutcheon (2008)
John Speraw (2016)
Fred Sturm (1992, 1996)
Harry Wilson (1964)

Full Team Rosters

Visit our Olympic rosters page for team rosters for each Olympic Games.