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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 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 […]
August 1, 2021

Quarter-Finals determined as China stun Hungary

The big story on the last day of the group-stage fixtures was that Hungary squandered a guilt-edge chance to finish top of Group A after suffering […]
July 31, 2021

Croatia wins points in water polo classic, all tickets for quarterfinals are booked

Several important games have been played today at the Tatsumi Aquatics Centre. But five games of Day 4 of the male water polo tournament were in […]
July 30, 2021

Women’s competition: USA back to winning ways, Australia lose to Spain

Day 4 of the women’s competition saw the United States bounce back from their defeat to Hungary with a professional victory over a lacklustre Russian Olympic […]
July 29, 2021

Croatia beats Montenegro; hard-fought wins for Italy and Greece

Croatia defeated Montenegro 13:8 in the big match of Day 3 of the men’s water polo tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games. Two favorites, Italy and […]
July 28, 2021
Szolnok Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Total Waterpolo

Which clubs have the most players in Tokyo?

Almost all of the best water polo players in the world are in Tokyo at the moment. There are no many water polo superstars who miss […]
July 28, 2021

Women’s competition: Hungary shock USA, first wins for Netherlands and Canada

The big news on day three of the Women’s competition in Tokyo is that the USA’s thirteen-year unbeaten run at the Olympic games has finally come […]
July 27, 2021

Italy produces great comeback to save point in thriller; Spain downs Montenegro; Australia shocks Croatia

Two derbies and one surprise were the highlights of the morning/afternoon session of Day 2 of the male tournament at the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo. […]
July 26, 2021

Women’s tournament in Tokyo: Hungary and ROC share points, wins for Australia, Spain and USA

The second day of the women’s tournament in Tokyo got underway with victories for the USA, Australia and Spain whilst ROC and Hungary drew. On an […]
July 25, 2021
Elena Ruiz

Elena Ruiz Barril: The Teenage Olympic Sensation

The Olympic games are always an eye-catching spectacle. It’s the sporting event where history is written, and legends are made. The Olympics, however, also have the […]
July 25, 2021

Men’s tournament in Tokyo: Greece upsets Hungary; Spain earns points in derby

The first day of the men’s Olympic tournament at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre in Tokyo offered a lot of excitement. Greece produced a surprise by […]
July 24, 2021

Day 1 Round-Up: Victories for USA, Australia, Spain and ROC

After yesterday evening’s opening ceremony, the Olympic women’s water polo competition finally got underway today at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre in Tokyo. There were four […]
July 23, 2021
Olympic Stats & Facts

Water Polo at the Olympics: Stats & Facts

Water polo first appeared in 1900 at the Olympics in Paris and ever since it has been a part of the Olympic Games programme. Originally water […]
July 23, 2021

Water Polo at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

Today, the greatest sporting event on the planet will officially begin with the Tokyo Olympic games opening ceremony. The spectacle, which involves both artistic and cultural […]
July 22, 2021
Men's Olympic Tournament Group B

Men’s Olympic tournament preview (2): Four title contenders in Group B

A winner of Group B of the male water polo tournament will pass a few high hurdles before securing the top spot in this group. This […]
July 22, 2021
Men's Olympic Tournament group A

Men’s Olympic Tournament Preview (1): Two champions are eyeing first place in Group A

The men’s Olympic water polo tournament in Tokyo begins on July 25. Since 1976, twelve teams participate in each Olympic male water polo tournament. The competition […]
July 21, 2021
Women's Olympic Tournament

Women’s Olympic Tournament Preview

We are only days away from the beginning of the most prestigious water polo competition on the planet as the much-anticipated Tokyo Olympic Games commence on […]
July 21, 2021

Officially: Brisbane will host 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane, the third-most populous city in Australia, will host the 2032 Olympic Games. This decision has been made today at the 138th Session of the International […]
July 21, 2021

Bookmakers’ predictions change, but Hungary and USA are still favorites for Olympic titles

We wrote about the first betting odds for the water polo tournament at the Olympic Games three months ago. In April, the online gambling company Bet365 […]
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