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August 11, 2021

Last dance of water polo greats in Tokyo (Part 2)

On Tuesday, we published an article about Serbia’s “Seven Samurai“, who all said goodbye to the national team with a new gold Olympic medal. But, besides […]
August 8, 2021

Serbia retains Olympic crown, wins 4th medal in a row

Serbia defended the Olympic crown! The Serbs defeated Greece 13:10 in the big final of the men’s Olympic water polo tournament and won the fourth Olympic […]
August 8, 2021

Hungary’s men copy ladies and go home with bronze

According to the bookmakers’ predictions before the Olympics, Hungary was the biggest favorite for the title at the men’s tournament. The European champions failed to make […]
August 8, 2021

Croatia finishes 5th in Tokyo, Italy takes 7th place after shootout

Croatia won 5th place, while Italy finished 7th at Tokyo’s men’s Olympic water polo tournament. Both games were scoring festivals with weak defenses. Croatia defeated the […]
August 7, 2021

Matches for Olympic medals, stats and facts

The last three Olympic medals in Tokyo will be awarded tomorrow after 17:30 (local time) at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. As usual, the last final […]
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 6, 2021

USA win a historic third Olympic gold

The USA have won a record third successive Olympic games in a final that they never looked like losing. Whilst all the indicators suggested that Spain […]
August 6, 2021

Australia secure 5th and Canada clinch 7th

Australia and Canada were victorious in the final classification games in Tokyo Australia have finished in 5th place after a surprisingly straightforward win over the Netherlands. […]
August 6, 2021

Hungary win first Olympic medal with ROC victory

Hungary have won their first Olympic medal after narrowly beating ROC by 11-9 in yet another closely fought contest between these two sides. Taking revenge for […]
August 6, 2021

Serbia halts Spain’s winning streak with last-gasp goal and jumps into final

Serbia will play in the Olympic final for the second time in a row. The Serbs defeated Spain 10:9 in a highly thrilling second semifinal match […]
August 6, 2021

Greece holds off Hungary and secures historic medal

Greece defeated Hungary (9:6) in the first semifinal match of the men’s Olympic water polo tournament at the Tstatsumi Aquatics Centre in Tokyo and reached a […]
August 5, 2021

Men’s Olympic semifinals: Three returnees and title-holder in race for gold

The final countdown until the most important match of the Olympic men’s tournament has started. The semifinal matches will be played tomorrow. Reigning champion Serbia and […]
August 4, 2021

Spain book final showdown with the USA

Spain has beaten Hungary as they return to the Olympic final for the first time since 2012. They will face the side that beat them at […]
August 4, 2021

USA survive scare against ROC to progress to fourth consecutive final

The USA have progressed to the Olympic final in Tokyo after a relentless second-half performance to defeat the ROC. The Russians had led the game in […]
August 4, 2021

Penalties the difference between Australia and Canada, the Dutch win comfortably

It took penalties to separate Australia and Canada in the second 5th/8th semi-final of the day as the Aussies came out winners after a tense game […]
August 4, 2021

Serbia completely outplays Italy; Hungary ousts Croatia

Serbia and Hungary completed the list of the semifinalists of the men’s Olympic water polo tournament in Tokyo. The third quarterfinal of the men’s Olympic tournament […]
August 4, 2021

Spain and Greece return to semifinals after many years

Spain and Greece are the first semifinalists of the men’s Olympic water polo tournament. Spain defeated the USA 12:8 in the first semifinal, while Greece beat […]
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 […]
August 3, 2021

The ROC to face USA after narrow win over Australia

The Russian Olympic Committee fought off a strong challenge from Australia to secure a narrow victory in the last quarter-final of the day. In a game […]
August 2, 2021

Hungary end Dutch medal hopes in thriller

Hungary have laid down a huge marker at these Olympic games by beating the Netherlands in a gripping contest for the ages. The game was thrilling […]
August 2, 2021

Spain march on to the semi’s with China win

Four goals from Judith Forca Ariza was enough for the reigning European champions to edge past an impressive China and await the winner of Hungary and […]
August 2, 2021

USA jump into semi-finals with win over continental rivals

The USA have booked a date with either Australia or the ROC in the semi-finals of the Olympic games after comfortably beating close neighbours, Canada. Adam […]
August 2, 2021

Greece and Spain finish preliminary stage atop groups

Greece and Spain finished atop their respective groups of the men’s Olympic tournament at the Tsutsumi Aquatics Centre in Tokyo. European champion Hungary and World champion […]
August 1, 2021

Three-horse race for first place in Group A of men’s Olympic tournament

All tickets for the quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic water polo tournament were booked after the fourth day of the group stage. There have been a […]
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