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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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]
July 11, 2021

Sardinia Cup: Trophy for Croatia

Just a week after winning the BENU Cup in Budapest, the national team of Croatia clinched a trophy at a preparation tournament in Italy. The Croats […]
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 9, 2021

Spanish rosters for Tokyo Games

Head coaches of the Spanish national teams David Martin (men) and Miki Oca (women) announced the names of the players who will represent Spain at the […]
July 2, 2021

World and European champions announce teams for Tokyo

Today and in the last few days, several head coaches have announced their rosters for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Among them are coaches of the […]
June 6, 2021

Olympic champions start preparations for Tokyo, 31 players called up

Olympic champion Serbia has started preparations for the Tokyo Games. Head coach Dejan Savic called up 31 players. On Saturday, most of the candidates for the […]
June 2, 2021

Obradovic returns to Croatia’s national team!

Ivica Tucak, the head coach of Croatia’s national team, announced his list of players for the Tokyo Olympic Games preparations. There are currently 23 players on […]
April 17, 2021

Bookmakers’ odds: Hungary is gold medal favorite in Tokyo

Less than 100 days are left until the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the news that has been coming from Japan in the […]
March 9, 2021

Schedule of Olympic water polo tournaments

The schedule of the Olympic water polo tournament has been published on the FINA website. The group stage at the female tournament starts on July 24. […]
February 21, 2021

Groups for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021

The draw for the water polo tournament at the Olympic Games in Tokyo took place in Rotterdam. Men’s tournament   Olympic champion Serbia for men will […]
February 21, 2021

Croatia goes to Tokyo after beating Russia in epic thriller; Montenegro wins 1st place

Croatia booked the last available ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games after beating Russia in a fascinating bronze-medal match at the Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in […]
February 20, 2021

Montenegro and Greece earn Olympic berths; Croatia and Russia have another chance

Montenegro and Greece earned their Olympic berth after beating their respective rivals in the semifinals of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam. Montenegro met its arch-rival […]
February 19, 2021

Greece advances to semis after shootout; Montenegro, Croatia and Russia win convincingly

Three big favorites – Montenegro, Croatia, and Greece, advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam. Russia joined the three Balkan powerhouses in the […]
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