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February 20, 2019

Convincing Wins for Germany, Greece, Serbia and Spain – Men’s Water Polo World League, Day 5

The European preliminaries of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2019 went underway in various European cities on Tuesday, February 19, as five games were […]
February 8, 2019

The New Rules from a Russian Perspective

From the core of Russian water polo, Igor Chekunov – Editor at Ruswaterpolo – gives his opinion about the new rules and their implementation. At the […]
February 6, 2019

Gwangju 2019 Water Polo Tournament: 32 Teams Qualified

The water polo qualification phase to secure a berth in the 18th FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju, Korea, is now completed as 32 teams (16 […]
February 5, 2019

Lolo Ibern: “The Contact is Killing Water Polo” – Extensive Interview by Waterpolista

Lolo Ibern, one of the highest placed FINA members, talked to WATERPOLISTA.com about the changes in regulations. Apart from the explanations, Ibern offered his view on […]
January 16, 2019
Russia and Italy on Top - FINA Women's Water Polo World League 2019

Russia and Italy in Lead – FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2019

The FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2019 resumed in Europe with the preliminary phase. On January 9, Spain defeated Israel 13-6 in Netanya (ISR) (3-1, […]
December 17, 2018

FINA Awards Aquatic Athletes and Coaches at The World Aquatics Gala

Last night (December 16), best Aquatic athletes were honored at the fifth edition of the FINA World Aquatics Gala. The event was held in Hangzhou, China. FINA […]
December 10, 2018

Water Polo Adopts Video Technology! FINA Confirmed Set Of 12 New Rules

FINA adopted the large majority of “easy” rules changes that were proposed by the last FINA World Waterpolo Congress in Budapest. This set of rules won’t bring […]
November 15, 2018
Greece and Hungary Take The European Preliminaries Lead - FINA Men's World League

Greece and Hungary Take The European Preliminaries Lead – FINA Men’s World League

Six more games of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League European preliminaries were contested last night, Tuesday, November 13, in various European cities as Hungary […]
November 8, 2018
Victories for Greece, Russia, Hungary and Italy, Spain Wins One But Loses One Too — Women World league

Victories for Greece, Russia, Hungary and Italy, Spain Wins One But Loses One Too — Women World league

The FINA’s Women Water Polo World Leagues European preliminaries kicked-off on Saturday, November 3 and continued on Tuesday, November 6 in various European cities. So far, […]
October 24, 2018
FINA World League — Russia, Netherlands, Montenegro, Greece and Croatia Win First Game

FINA World League — Russia, Netherlands, Montenegro, Greece and Croatia Win First Game

The FINA Men’s Water Polo World League first round of the European preliminary phase was played yesterday evening, Tuesday, October 23, in various European cities. The […]
September 10, 2018

FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 6: The USA is Again Golden

The United States of America is the new old winners of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup-2018! In front of over 1500 thrilled fans in […]
September 9, 2018
FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 5: USA and Russia To Play the Trophy

FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 5: USA and Russia To Play the Trophy

The finals are set! With 20 matches behind us and over 200 goals scored this week it was the only appropriate climax. The United States brushed […]
September 7, 2018

FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 3: USA, Russia and New Zealand Win In Style

The group phase of the 2018 FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup finished on Thursday. Host Russia and world No. 1 USA both pass to the […]
September 6, 2018
FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 2: Favorites Keep on Dominating

FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 2: Favorites Keep on Dominating

Competition Day 2 of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup, launched the day before in Surgut, Russia, saw another big win of favorites. Defending World […]
September 5, 2018

FINA World Cup (W), Surgut, Day 1: Favorites Show Class and Win Openers

The USA opened their campaign in Surgut routing New Zealand. Host Russia took a slow start but drove fast against Spain. Australia edged out Chine narrowly, […]
September 3, 2018

FINA Women’s Water Polo Cup 2018 — Stage Is Set For Surgut!

FINA Women’s Water Polo Cup 2018 is on the starting line the day after tomorrow in Surgut, Russia, with 8 teams of 5 continents spiking for […]
August 19, 2018
Greece Edges Out Spain To Crown Unbeaten Run — World Men's Youth, Finals

Greece Edges Out Spain To Crown Unbeaten Run — World Men’s Youth, Finals

Greece made it, in an exciting final they managed to beat Spain for the title and became Youth World Champion for the first time. Hungary and […]
August 19, 2018

Koganov: “The Goal Is To Minimize Interpretations of Rules To Have More Objective Games” — Interview with FINA TWPC’s Vice President

After playing in the Soviet Union, then being a FINA referee, Mark Koganov is now the Vice President of the Technical Committee of FINA for Water […]
August 19, 2018
Spain Wins 23-goal Epic against Hungary, Greece Stuns The Serbs — World Men's Youth, Day 7

Spain Wins 23-goal Epic against Hungary, Greece Stuns The Serbs — World Men’s Youth, Day 8

Spain won an outstanding battle against Hungary, arguably the best match of the tournament so far and will meet Greece in the final as the latter […]
August 18, 2018
Serbia To Meet Greece, Hungary Faces Spain in The Semis — World Men's Youth, Day 7

Serbia To Meet Greece, Hungary Faces Spain in The Semis — World Men’s Youth, Day 7

The curse of the group-winners hunted down Croatia and Montenegro: after some easy matches and a day rest, both teams seemed to be off the necessary […]
August 17, 2018
Hungary Wins Thriller over USA with Penalties, Italy, Spain, Australia to The Quarters — World Men's Youth, Day 6

Hungary Wins Thriller over USA with Penalties, Italy, Spain, Australia to The Quarters — World Men’s Youth, Day 6

Australia was the first team to join the group-winners in the quarter-finals. They were quick and effective in the first eight-finals and decided the outcome in […]
August 16, 2018
Colombia Sinks Canada, And US Beat New Zealand For Eight-Finals — World Men's Youth, Day 5

Colombia Sinks Canada, And US Beat New Zealand For QF-Qualifications — World Men’s Youth, Day 5

Two eight-final spots remained open for the last day and the decisive matches brought huge fights. The US team showed some tremendous defending while beating New […]
August 15, 2018
Greece, Serbia atop, Join Croatia and Montenegro in The Quarters — World Men's Youth, Day 4

Greece, Serbia atop, Join Croatia and Montenegro in The Quarters — World Men’s Youth, Day 4

Greece and Serbia already made their way to the quarters by finishing atop in their respective groups. The Greeks staged a brilliant third period against the […]
August 14, 2018
Serbia Wins Thriller Against Spain — World Men's Youth Championships, Day 3

Serbia Wins Thriller Against Spain — World Men’s Youth Championships, Day 3

The three former Yugoslav powerhouses enjoyed a great day at the men’s FINA World Youth Water Polo Championships in Szombathely. Serbia earned the most valuable win […]