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October 20, 2021

NO POOLSHIT #7: Inbox (25)

There’s a quote from Black Adder that perfectly describes the tactic LEN seems to employ in all its operations. It goes like this: “If nothing else […]
October 18, 2021

Het Ravijn and AZC in the lead

In the Dutch league it remains exciting. The differences are small at the top. After Saturday, Het Ravijn and AZC are in the lead together, but […]
October 15, 2021

Documentary about golden Hungarian generation to come to theaters next year

Pre-production of a movie about the most successful years of the Hungarian men’s water polo team (1997 – 2008) has started, and the shooting of the […]
October 12, 2021

Kortrijk stays leader, Mouscron beats Mechelen

Both Kortrijk and Tournai won their third-round game, resulting in keeping the maximum of 9 points. Antwerpen had an easy night against Tielt with a 9-20 […]
October 11, 2021

First defeat ZV De Zaan, first win SVH

It is exciting in the top of the Dutch league. AZC won the top match against ZV De Zaan on Saturday. It meant the first loss […]
October 7, 2021
Jay Van Hoey

Antwerp and Mouscron share points; Kortrijk takes the lead.

The second round had some promising fixture, with Antwerpen facing Mouscron and Mechelen playing their first game of the new season against Eeklo. Kortrijk would be […]
October 4, 2021
Pascal Janssen

Het Ravijn loses, ZV De Zaan in the lead

Saturday was the fourth round in the Dutch league. Because Het Ravijn lost to ZPC Amersfoort, ZV De Zaan is now on top solo. ZV De […]
September 30, 2021
Belgium water polo league

Belgium Water Polo League started

For this season we are adding Belgium water polo league to our regularly weekly coverage. When the Covid pandemic hit Europe in 2020, all competitions were […]
September 27, 2021

NO POOLSHIT #6: LEN Bureau has fallen ♡

This weekend, LEN congress was held in Budapest where European federations decided that they don’t support the work of LEN Bureau. An extraordinary congress will be […]
September 26, 2021

Het Ravijn and ZV De Zaan still unbeaten in Dutch League

Het Ravijn did good business on Saturday. At home, the strong AZC was defeated by 17-15. Het Ravijn quickly led 3-0. In the second period, AZC […]
September 20, 2021

AZC puts UZSC aside

The second round in the Dutch Eredivisie did not yield any major surprises. There are four unbeaten teams in the men’s division. In the women’s division […]
September 12, 2021

National champion GZC Donk loses in the opening weekend of the Dutch League

Last week the Supercup was played in the Netherlands. For both the men and the women, that prize was a prey for the national champion. The […]
September 10, 2021

Evangelos Doudesis appointed as Dutch women’s head coach

In August we have announced that Arno Havenga (46) will stop as head coach of the Dutch water polo women on October 1st. Today KNZB announced […]
August 16, 2021

Argentina U20 women’s team launches fundraising campaign to play at World Championships

Less than two months are left until the FINA World Women’s Junior Championships, which will be held in Netanya (Israel) between 9th and 17th October. One […]
August 15, 2021
Arno Havenga

Arno Havenga stops as head coach Dutch women

Arno Havenga (46) will stop as head coach of the Dutch water polo women on October 1st. He has come to the conclusion that it is […]
August 13, 2021

NO POOLSHIT #5: Sayōnara Water Polo Promotion

With the fifth “NO POOLSHIT”, some of our readers may start noticing a pattern. We enjoy a major water polo tournament, great performances from athletes and […]
August 7, 2021

Olympic Final Prediciton by Suhi List

Just like before the quarterfinals, our guest blogger Suhi List made his analysis and predicted the outcome of tomorrow’s big final of the Olympic male tournament, […]
August 3, 2021

Quarterfinals Prediciton by Suhi List

Our guest blogger Suhi List made his analysis and predicted outcomes of tomorrow’s quarterfinal games. Arguably the most balanced Olympic tournament is coming to its final […]
July 17, 2021
Josip Pavic

Josip Pavić: Friendship, trust, and great atmosphere led us to title

We finish the “Reaching Olympus” series with an interview Josip Pavic, a goalkeeper of the Croatian national team which won the gold medal at the 2012 […]
July 14, 2021

FREE DOWNLOAD – Tokyo Guide – Rosters, Stats and Schedule

Tired of searching for your favorite team’s game times and dates at Tokyo 2020? We have the solution – download our Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tournament Guides featuring […]
July 13, 2021
Reaching Olympus - Danielle de Brujin

Danielle de Bruijn: Make choices that lead to growth and not only to better results. 

The Netherlands has won one Olympic title in water polo. That happened at the women’s tournament in 2008. The leader of the team that reached the […]
July 13, 2021

Xavi Garcia: It is time for new challenges after Tokyo…

Xavi Garcia, one of the best playmakers in modern water polo, decided to finish his career after the Tokyo Olympics. He announced the news on his […]
July 13, 2021
Brenda Villa

Brenda Villa: There is no recipe for Olympic gold

We continue our series “Reaching Olympus” with Brenda Villa, the most decorated female water polo player in history. She represented the USA at the major competitions […]
July 8, 2021
Tania di Mario

Tania di Mario: We were 13 tremendously determined women that had one goal

The next “guest” or Total Waterpolo’s “Reaching Olympus” series is Tania Di Mario, the best scorer in the history of the Olympic female tournaments, with 47 […]
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