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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

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

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 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 […]
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