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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 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
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 11, 2021
Slobodan Nikic

Slobodan Nikić: Olympic champions must handle strong pressure and have team spirit

Slobodan Nikic is the next who will evoke his Olympic memories in our series “Reaching Olympus” Nikic, one of the most decorated water polo players in […]
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 […]
July 7, 2021
Denes Kemeny

Denes Kemeny: When you get there, that’s simply your dreams coming true!

On the eve of the Olympic Games, Total Waterpolo starts a series of interviews with players and coaches who left their strong marks in the history […]
June 11, 2021
Cosmin Radu Interview

Interview: Cosmin Radu about his career, matches he will never forget, plans, and more

The legend of the Romanian water polo Cosmin Radu has retired after a just finished season. He finished his career in an excellent way. Mladost won […]
August 21, 2020

Interview with Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen, one of the best shooters of the Team USA, has been playing in Europe since the season 2015/2016. His European adventure started in Steaua […]
July 1, 2020

Marko Macan moves to Waspo 98 Hannover

Most of the European clubs completed their jobs in the transfer market. But, the transfer window hasn’t been closed yet. The latest news is that German […]
June 10, 2020

Water polo meets science; bringing patient public partnership to the pool

Saying water polo is a sport apart is no exaggeration. The water world has us to fend off the lack of team spirit and ball sports. […]
June 4, 2020

Aleksandar Ivovic: I would like to finish career as Pro Recco’s player

Most of the professional athletes in the 21st century are “globetrotters”. During their career, they are often moving from country to country, from club to club… […]
May 22, 2020

Luka Loncar: I decided to stay in Dubrovnik because of Jug’s ambitions and family life

Croatian champion Jug AO Dubrovnik still hasn’t been very active in this summer’s transfer market. Jug has brought no new players so far, but the Dubrovnik-based […]
March 25, 2020

Danilo Ikodinovic: Competitions for clubs should be played during summer

He was the best athlete of the year in Serbia and Montenegro. He was the MVP of the Champions League Final Four, he was the World […]
March 12, 2019

Crater Lake Series – A Tournament Set in Two Volcanic Lakes

We’ve already seen outstanding ideas growing out of our sport, but there’s always something fresh emerging from the waters. This time, we’d like to welcome Jesse […]
March 6, 2019

All You Need To Know about Water Polo in Iceland

Today, our water polo journey takes us to a Nordic island with more than 180 swimming pools, yet very few water polo clubs. Welcome to Iceland […]
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 […]
October 16, 2018
Mladen Drnasin: "There Is No Room for Clubs in The Federation"

Mladen Drnasin: “Our Goal Is To Stay among The Medal-Winners across All Competitions” – Interview with HVS’s New President

A couple of days ago, there was a personnel change at the HVS (Croatian Water Polo Federation). Mladen Drnasin, ex-water polo player and businessman from Split, […]
October 3, 2018

Xavi García: “We Are a Team of the Present, But Above All, the Future”

With Marko Bijač’s departure to Pro Recco, the most-trophied Croatian water polo club VK Jug needed a new captain. The players’ and team’s decision was unanimous […]
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 […]
July 6, 2018
Joško Kreković: "The Timing of Competitions Is a Big Issue FINA and LEN Have To Solve."

Joško Kreković: “Young Players Need Time in The Pool, and Coaches Have To Provide It.”

Following his new position in Solaris, we talked to Joško Kreković. He’s a former Croatian player and Olimpic silver medalist, double Champions League winner and a […]
June 29, 2018
Tomislav Dumančić: "Jug Has Always Been a 'Breeding Ground' for Bigger Clubs" — Extensive Interview With Jug's President

Tomislav Dumančić: “VK Jug CO Has Always Been a ‘Breeding Ground’ for Best Players” — Extensive Interview With Jug’s President

With three conquered trophies and semi-finals placement in the Champions League, VK Jug has had more than a great season. We talked to Tomislav Dumančić, the […]
June 19, 2018
[WATER POLO LEGENDS] Dániel Varga: "I Won't Be a Coach Because I Stopped Playing, It's The Other Way Around!"

Dániel Varga: “I Won’t Be a Coach Because I Stopped Playing, It’s The Other Way Around!”

Another great interview comes from vlv.hu. Even though he’s not even 35 yet, Daniel Varga announced his retirement last Monday. With his dreams already realized in […]
June 18, 2018

[WATER POLO LEGENDS] Madaras Norbert: “I Was a Water Polo Player and I Will Always Stay One!”

The News comes from vlv.hu about the parting of the water polo legend — Madaras Norbert. He completed his athletic career as a double world and Olympic champion […]
June 10, 2018
Dušan Mandić: "This is not the water polo I learned to play growing up!"

Dušan Mandić: “This is not the water polo I learned to play growing up!”

Right after yesterday’s dramatic LEN Champions League finale, in which Olympiakos bested host and front-runner Pro Recco 9:7, we grabbed hold of Dušan Mandić, one of the world’s […]
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