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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 […]
March 18, 2020

Can FINA World Ranking be reserve criterion for Olympic qualifications?

The International Olympic Committee still doesn’t consider the postponement of the Olympic Games. But, the IOC yesterday announced that the qualification process might be changed if […]
March 12, 2020

Olympic Qualifications postponed, World League continues in September

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic yesterday, while LEN postponed its competitions for next month. Today, FINA announced that the recently-created FINA […]
March 11, 2020

How coronavirus impacts water polo around the world

There were many critical situations with dangerous viruses in the world in the past decades, but it seems that none of them have impacted sporting events […]
February 19, 2020

Women’s qualifications for Tokyo: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are seeking Olympic berth

A week after the draw for the Olympic qualifications, the list of the participants or the women’s Olympic qualification tournament in Trieste (March 8th – 15th) […]
February 14, 2020

Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo

The specific situation about Asian water polo qualifications for the Olympic Games in Tokyo should be resolved soon. As we reported a few weeks ago, the […]
February 11, 2020

Draw for Olympic qualifications in Rotterdam and Trieste

The draw for the Olympic Games Qualification tournaments, that will be played in Trieste (women) and Rotterdam (men), was held in the FINA’s headquarters in Lausanne […]
July 31, 2019

Croatia to be named the best men’s water polo team in 2019?

Italy won the gold medal at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, but Croatia is the best men’s water polo team of the world in […]
June 27, 2019

Portugal wins the EU Nations Water Polo Cup after penalty drama!

Portugal came out victorious after five days of exciting water polo in Brno, Czech Republic. In the final game, they met the only other undefeated team […]
June 24, 2019

Dejan Savic: The fans stayed when the storm started – that gave us the edge!

Serbia won the 2019 FINA Water Polo World League on their home turf! The Serbians defeated their most prominent opponents, Croatia, by one goal, settling for […]
June 18, 2019

Men’s 2019 World League Super Final kicks off in Belgrade

Eight of the world’s water polo powerhouses are in Belgrade, Serbia, this week to fight for the FINA Water Polo World League Super Final crown, the last stage […]
April 8, 2019

Croatia Stages a 3-0 Rush To Beat Spain in Semis, Hungary Downs Italy – Europa Cup, Day 2

After a couple of big beatings last year, Hungary stroke back to beat the Italians in the first semi-final of the World League Europa Cup finals […]
April 8, 2019

Spain Stuns Serbia, Meets Croatia in The Semis, Hungary Faces Italy – Europa Cup, Day 1

Spain produced the biggest upset of the season so far as they stunned the Olympic title holder Serbian team with a convincing performance in the quarter-finals […]
April 8, 2019

Zagreb Selects Best European Teams for Super Final – Europa Cup

Eight strong European teams are ready to compete for a 2019 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final qualification spot during the FINA/LEN Europa Cup […]
April 8, 2019

Australia and USA Claim Intercontinental Cups in Perth

Day 6: FINA World League Water Polo Intercontinental Cup in Perth Perth, Australia, Mar 31— Australia men and United States of America women are the 2019 […]
April 8, 2019

Russia and The Netherlands Advance To The Final – Europa-Cup Final

Europa-Cup Final, Turin, Day 2 Three matches were played this afternoon at the Palanuoto in Turin on the second day of the FINA/LEN Water Polo World […]
March 29, 2019

Intercontinental Teams Qualify for Super Finals – World League Day 4

Day 4: FINA World League Water Polo Intercontinental Cup in Perth Perth, Australia, Mar 29— Day four produced the qualifiers for the Super Finals following quarterfinals […]
March 29, 2019

Turin Europa-Cup Final – Three Teams To Qualify for World League Super Final

Russia and Italy qualified directly to the semi-finals for having respectively topped Group A and Group B of the preliminary phase. Both teams will enter the […]
March 28, 2019

China Victory Not Enough for Intercontinental Cup Group Win – Day 3

Day 3: FINA World League Water Polo Intercontinental Cup in Perth Perth, Australia, Mar 28.— China blasted to a men’s group A victory at the expense […]
March 26, 2019

Intercontinental Cup Shaping Up in Sunny Perth

The Cup is a qualifier for the 2019 World League with four teams from each tournament qualifying for the Super Finals alongside the top three teams […]