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September 14, 2022

FINA suspends former LEN President Paolo Barelli

Former LEN President and former FINA Bureau member Paolo Barelli has been provisionally suspended by FINA’s independent Ethics Panel due to allegations of wrongdoing. The FINA […]
July 28, 2022

Stats & Preview: Women’s World Youth Championships return to Belgrade

Less than a month after the conclusion of an immensely successful FINA World Championships in Budapest, elite women’s international water polo returns this weekend for the […]
July 18, 2022

Road to Paris Games: Fukuoka and Doha in focus; no visas in World League and Intercontinental qualifications

FINA and the IOC have confirmed the Qualification System for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. As for the water polo tournaments, there are no significant changes […]
July 3, 2022

Tamas Molnar new FINA TWPC Chairman

Triple Olympic champion Tamas Molnar has been elected the new Chairman of the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee. The elections for a new FINA TWPC have […]
July 2, 2022

Seventh World Championship title for the United States as they beat Hungary in game for the ages

The United States have won their Seventh World Championships, breaking Hungarian hearts in Budapest, and running out 9-7 winners. In a thrilling game at Alfred Hajos, […]
July 2, 2022

Spain deny Australia a fifth place finish in Budapest

Spain beat Australia today to secure fifth place at the World Championships. The Spanish were clinical today, with some really silky attacking moves. Both of Spain’s […]
July 2, 2022

The Netherlands win Bronze against Italy, Greece cruise past France in 7th/8th Final

The Netherlands have won the Bronze medal in Budapest after an impressive defensive performance against Italy. The Italians looked good in the first period, leading by […]
June 30, 2022

Hungary through to the Final by downing the Dutch

Hungary have progressed to their first World Championships final since they won the competition in 2005 with a 13-12 victory over the Netherlands. It is often […]
June 30, 2022

Spain and Australia to fight it out for fifth place

Spain make the 5th/6th play off after a routine win for the second time at these World Championships against France, while it took penalties for Australia […]
June 30, 2022

United States make fourth consecutive World Championship final after a flawless victory over Italy

The United States are in the fourth consecutive World Championship Semi-Final after completely outclassing Italy, winning 14-6. The game will be remembered for some outstanding goalkeeping […]
June 28, 2022

Hungarian defence holds firm against Australia to reach Semi-finals

Hungary have beaten the Aussie Stingers by a single goal, and set up a duel with the Netherlands in the Semi-final. In a really enjoyable spectacle, […]
June 28, 2022

Netherlands too strong for Greece and progress to Semi-finals

The Netherlands played with great confidence against Greece at Alfred Hajos this evening, running out 12-7 winners. The Dutch proved too good for the Greeks tonight, […]
June 28, 2022

The United States end Spanish medal hopes in Budapest

The United States is once again a step too far for Miki Oca’s Spain, as he once again saw his side fall 13-8 to a formidable […]
June 28, 2022

Italy book Semi-Final place and await winner of Spain and the United States

Italy have beaten France by 10 goals, and progress to the Semi-finals of the world championships. Italy were untroubled by France in the first quarter-final of […]
June 26, 2022

United States to face Spain in Quarter-finals as Netherlands, France and Hungary progress

On the fourth day in the Women’s competition at the World Championships, it has been confirmed that the reigning World and Olympic runners-up will face the […]
June 24, 2022

Four teams progress to Quarter-Finals as Group stage ends at World Championships

The final day of the women’s group stages have finished at the World Championships, with four teams having directly booked a place in the Quarter-Finals. Italy, […]
June 22, 2022

Italy silence Budapest on a delightful third day at World Championships.

As the second day of the women’s competition comes to an end in Hungary, there were some massively entertaining games with some excellent water polo on […]
June 20, 2022

Big victories for favourites on the opening day of the World Championships

The first day of the World Championships saw no real surprises, as the teams expected to win did so without much trouble. The USA dominated South […]
June 18, 2022

World Championships Women’s Preview: Can anyone end the American dynasty of dominance?

Nine months on from the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games, and the world of women’s water polo is preparing for the biggest International tournament since – the […]
May 4, 2020

World Championships will be held in 2022

The 19th FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (Japan) will be held in 2022. Today, FINA announced that it had decided to reschedule the World Championships. The […]
April 6, 2020

FINA reviews dates of World Championships and Olympic qualifications

The FINA COVID-19 Taskforce, that was established on March 10, reviewed the current situation about the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the competitions in aquatic […]
April 1, 2020

World Championships in Fukuoka might be moved to 2022

After the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games, many sporting events planned for 2021 have to be rescheduled. Among the competition which will get new dates […]
March 30, 2020

IOC and Japanese confirm new dates: Olympic Games will be held in summer 2021

The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese organizers announced new dates of the 32nd Olympic Games in 2021. The Games will be held from July 23 […]
March 28, 2020

Road to Fukuoka: Tokyo Games must be held before FINA World Championships

The Olympic Games postponement will probably cause a lot of changes in the global sports calendar for 2021. One of the biggest competitions scheduled for next […]