Volleyball spikes video replay for London Olympics

PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer Published:

MADRID (AP) -- Volleyball has spiked video replay for the London Olympics.

The sport's governing body says an upcoming tournament in Poland will be the first European event to employ a video challenge system. The format is similar to the one already used in the NFL and rugby.

International Volleyball Federation spokesman Richard Baker tells The Associated Press there is "no chance" the system will be used at this summer's Olympics because it is "not even close" to being incorporated into an internationally sanctioned event. The closest possibility would be the 2014 world championships.